Commonwealth National Podcast

Exit Strategies: Making the Decision to Sell (3/10/2008)


Fentress Seagroves, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Services Practice
Grant Evans, Former CEO, A4Visions, Inc.
Jeff Fluhr, Former CEO, Stubhubam
William S. Wisialowski, Partner, Seven Hills Partners
Kip Sheeline, Managing Partner, Levensohn Venture Partners - Moderator

IPO, sell or stay the course – there comes a time when every company needs to evaluate its options. Should the business be sold? Should there be an outright sale? Sale of a minority interest? Leveraged ESOP? What is the right time to sell? How is the business to be valued? Should the company go for a last round of financing instead? Going public is often perceived as an enviable mark of great success. It is just one ingredient in a company’s continued success, however. This forum will look at all the options available to companies, helping them find the one that gives them the sharpest edge in today’s competitive environment.

This program was recorded live on March 10, 2008.