Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. businesses are set to change hands within the next 10 years. This is a staggering figure, but it’s not the only one: conventional wisdom holds that nearly half of these transactions will be considered a failure by one or both parties. The Business Exit Forum was developed to improve these numbers across the market and ensure you and the other parties are completely satisfied with your outcomes. In an era of depressed business values and uncertain economic outlooks, owners understand that their exits will be the most important single factor in making up lost financial ground. Without the prospect of a major boom lifting the entire economy, business values are expected to remain sluggish over the next several years. Your exit must create a meaningful liquidity event, and without the guidance of experts in the disciplines associated with exit planning, you are exposed to unnecessary—and potentially very costly—downside risk.
The Business Exit Forum is comprised of leading experts from the buy side and sell side. Because our mission as a nonprofit educational institution is to inform the market, we go to great lengths to ensure both sides of the table have access to top-shelf content and ideas on topics vital to creating the transaction they want.