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.