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  • The IP Company Exit: Finding the Right Advisor
    Genesis Robotics set a world record, for a pre-revenue hardware company exit. This introductory video outlines the inception of Genesis Robotics and its path to the National Angel Capital Organization2018 Exit of the Year. Formed in 2015, Genesis Rob…
    - 77 days ago, 13 Jul 20, 11:13am -
  • Virtual Companies Sell for More Money
    Virtual Companies Sell for More Money (and the Founders Keep More of It)  Online presentation to the Keiretsu Forum Northwest Chapter June 16, 2020. Virtual companies (where there is no physical head office and everyone works online) are worth more…
    - 79 days ago, 11 Jul 20, 11:00am -
  • Virtual Companies Sell for More Money (and the Founders Keep More of It)
    Virtual Companies Sell for More Money (and the Founders Keep More of It) | Online presentation to the AngelForum June 18, 2020. | The founders of virtual companies (where there is no physical head office and everyone works online) take home more of t…
    - 91 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 1:52pm -
  • How COVID-19 will change your job forever

    How COVID-19 will change your job forever

    COVID-19 is forcing companies to do remote work. The emerging virtual company will disrupt traditional rival businesses. Strategic Exits has been saying for a while that virtual companies (those with no physical head office and everyone working remot…
    - 95 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 9:15pm -
  • Companies must overcome established practices to reap the advantages of the new virtual workstyle

    Companies must overcome established practices to reap the advantages of the new virtual workstyle

    Strategic Exits observed that virtual companies, ones with no physical presence where every employee works and communicates online, are attracting higher prices in the acquisition market. Few people noticed the slow emergence of these new companies.…
    - 25 May 20, 9:25pm -
  • Virtual Companies Sell for More
    Virtual Company Exits Sell for More  Presentation to Discover Tectoria, a Showcase of Greater Victoria’s #1 Sector February 27, 2020. Virtual companies sell for more money in an exit transaction than conventional bricks and mortar companies.  Th…
    - 10 Mar 20, 11:03am -
  • Virtual Companies are More Valuable
    Virtual Companies are More Valuable Presentation to the UBC Sauder School of Business January 20, 2020. Virtual companies attract higher valuation in an exit transaction than comparable bricks and mortar companies.  It may seem counter-intuitive. …
    - 10 Feb 20, 4:04am -
  • Why selling your virtual company will make you rich

    Why selling your virtual company will make you rich

    Traditional businesses struggle to deal with technological advances, which is why virtual companies are worth more in a technology company exit. Strategic Exits noticed a few years ago that is was easier to sell a virtual company (with no head office…
    - 20 Jan 20, 9:13pm -
  • NACO Awards 2018 Exit of the Year

    NACO Awards 2018 Exit of the Year

    Strategic Exits was pleased to receive the Exit of the Year award at the 2018 World Angel Investment Summit for the Genesis Robotics transaction. We believe this is a world-record, high-valuation for a pre-revenue hardware exit. Our team guided the s…
    - 20 Oct 18, 11:37am -
  • The Exit Coach
    “Exit Coaching” is a relatively new concept that I wish was more available in the market. An exit coach typically works with the CEO, or Chairman, on exit strategy, planning and exit team selection. The engagement may end when the M&A Advisor is…
    - 3 Sep 16, 4:18pm -

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      • Prejudiced in the extreme...
        OK, the summer, if you can call being locked in one's home since March the "summer", is winding down and I'm starting to think about the school year again. Just in time for that, there's another of Rick Climan and...
        - 52 days ago, 7 Aug 20, 11:03am -
      • CFP: AALS Transactional Law Section
        Here's the annual call for papers from the AALS Transactional Law Section: The AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills is pleased to announce a program titled The New Public Interest in Private Markets: Transactional Innovation for Promoting Inc…
        - 17 Jun 20, 6:10pm -
      • Walk Rights Tutorial
        What do to when you contract to buy a "Tesla" but end up with a "Chevy Volt"? Rick Climan and Keith Flaum offer up another in their mock negotiations. This one deals with walk rights in the accuracy of representations...
        - 22 Jan 20, 11:32am -
      • The Shadow Pill is a Powerful Thing
        You've likely seen that Xerox is has been making sounds about acquiring HP. Last week HP rejected Xerox's unsolicited $33 billion to acquire it in a letter that characterized the offer as significantly undervaluing the company. While it left the...
        - 26 Nov 19, 2:39pm -
      • More on corporate purpose
        Prof. Tsuk-Mitchell posted her new paper on corporate purpose, From Dodge to eBay: The Elusive Corporate Purpose. Here's the abstract: This article examines the history of the law of corporate purpose. I argue that the seemingly conflicting visions o…
        - 20 Nov 19, 9:05am -
      • Boeing faces good faith claim
        Following on the heels of Marchand and Clovis Oncology, there now looks like a viable path for good faith claims - at least through a 23.1 motion to dismiss. Successful claims had been as rare as "Nessie", but in the...
        - 19 Nov 19, 8:24am -
      • Consequential Damages and Buyer Power
        Here's another in a line of useful cartoons on merger agreement provisions - this time on carveouts for Consequential Damages. The cartoon also takes the opportunity to describe the "buyer power ratio" recently developed by the ABA Business Law Secti…
        - 23 Jul 19, 11:58am -
      • Does Revlon Matter?
        A star-studded line-up of law profs got together to try to answer this question. Does Revlon Matter? An Empirical and Theoretical Study (Cain, Davidoff-Solomon, Griffith, and Jackson) recently posted to SSRN. Since it came down in 1986, many have tri…
        - 16 Jul 19, 11:29am -
      • Griffith on Reps/Warranties Insurance
        Here's a new paper by Sean Griffith, Deal Insurance: Representation & Warranty Insurance in M&A Contracting: Abstract: Efficient contracting depends upon imposing risk on the party with superior access to information. Yet the parties in mergers and a…
        - 27 Jun 19, 10:50am -
      • Residuals Clauses in NDAs
        Another in a series of very helpful cartoons from our friends at the Hogan Lovells M&A team on the use of 'residuals' clauses in nondisclosure agreements. The explanation of how they work here is very clear. Residuals clauses are just...
        - 25 Jun 19, 7:11am -

      Morningstar: Leveraged Buyout

      Emergency Comeback
      Shorts Fix
      Dosha Pops
      In The Lights PR

      Reuters: Deals

      The Guardian: Mergers & Acquisitions

      WSJ: Deal Journal

      • What to Watch From the Fed Wednesday
        In her first press conference as Fed chairwoman, Yellen will likely face questions on the continued reduction in bond purchases and the recent deterioration in economic conditions.
        - 18 Mar 14, 3:29pm -
      • Kyle Bass Keen on Yellow Pages Co. — Sohn Conference
        By Emily GlazerThe yellow pages business isn't dead yet.That's according to Kyle Bass, principal of Dallas-based hedge fund Hayman Capital Management L.P., who focused his presentation at the Ira Sohn conference Wednesday on directories busin…
        - 8 May 13, 1:27pm -
      • Record Number of Banks in One Deal as HK’s IPO Market Heats Up
        Hong Kong's IPO market is shifting into high gear this week with two billion-dollar offerings but one deal is crowded with a record number of banks who are being asked to do more to earn business.
        - 6 May 13, 2:48am -
      • Aerosoles Shoe Chain Seeking Buyer or Partner
        The private-equity owner of the Aerosoles shoe chain is seeking a buyer or strategic partner for the company it created about 25 years ago from a cast-off unit of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.
        - 2 May 13, 12:53pm -
      • Dish Deal For Sprint May Leave T-Mobile On Hold
        Dish Network Corp.'s surprise $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel Corp. may leave the No. 4 carrier T-Mobile with a tougher hand to play in a consolidating wireless market.
        - 15 Apr 13, 3:49pm -
      • JPM Veteran Corio Joins Miller Buckfire
        Restructuring adviser Miller Buckfire & Co. is growing its bankruptcy and restructuring practice once again after prominent bankers departed about two years ago.
        - 15 Apr 13, 1:32pm -
      • Dish vs Softbank: A Comparison of Sprint Offers
        Dish Network is now engaged in what is something of a tug-of-war with Japan’s Softbank over the future of Sprint. How their deals stack up.
        - 15 Apr 13, 11:29am -
      • Ergen: Dish Is a Seinfeld Episode and Sprint Ties it Together
        If you were confused by all the moves Dish Network has been making in recent years, its vision should be coming clear now that it has bid for Sprint.
        - 15 Apr 13, 9:39am -
      • Dealpolitik: Dish’s Audacious Topping Bid for Sprint Is No Slam Dunk
        Dish has made a stunning bid to buy Sprint for a cash-and -stock deal valuing Dish at $25.5 billion. Last year Softbank agreed to buy Sprint, also for a package of cash and stock. Dish claims its offer is worth 13% more.
        - 15 Apr 13, 9:25am -
      • Citigroup Finally Releases Some Reserves
        To release or not to release, that has been the question for Citigroup when it comes to reserves held against roughly $92 billion of North American mortgages that it is trying to sell or wind down.
        - 15 Apr 13, 9:11am -
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