Exit Strategies

An exit is understood to mean the planned exit of an investor or founder from a company. The exit can be intended from the beginning (as is usually the case in the field of venture capital), but also only considered subsequently (especially in crisis situations).

The exit can be carried out in different ways. The challenge consists in generating as much profit as possible and avoiding losses when leaving the company through the selection of the individually appropriate exit strategy.

Which exit strategy is recommended for a specific situation depends on several factors. The following are of particular significance:

  • the success and development of the company concerned,
  • any further financing requirements,
  • the existing financing opportunities,
  • the market position,
  • the specific technological field, and finally also
  • the size of the company

The experts at RSM know the different alternative solutions and can assess the different exit strategies in a specific case for you. They identify the exit strategy which includes the greatest achievable profit and/or the avoidance of losses.

Possible exit alternatives:

  • Share sale
  • Initial public offering
  • Buyback
  • Insolvency
  • Liquidation
  • MBI - Management-Buy-In
  • MBO - Management-Buy-Out
  • Secondary Purchase
  • Trade Sale
  • Company succession