Corporate exit strategies - Selecting the best strategy to generate value

February 2012
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Corporate exit strategies - Selecting the best strategy to generate value

At a glance

Amid ever-changing deal dynamics and market conditions, transaction preparation and value generation are more important than ever. Choosing the best strategy means knowing the array of available exit options and evaluating them against business priorities. Carefully aligning circumstances and priorities with the right exit approach delivers the best-fit solution for the company and shareholders.

Businesses have a life cycle. They are formed; they grow; and they mature. Various exit structures exist to help companies achieve their objectives as they enter a transitional phase. Depending on the exit structure and approach taken, the regulatory, tax and reporting requirements of each alternative can significantly vary and may have different timelines for completion. Challenges will always exist with corporate exit strategies, but with the right understanding, strategic planning, and managing of priorities, companies assessing exit strategies in today's market can achieve their goals and maximize deal value.