Let’s talk today about M&A. Mergers and Acquisitions.
Every entrepreneur dreams of selling the company and cashing out, don’t they? Like a boat, the happiest days of an owner’s life are the day they buy it and the day they sell it. Seriously, it is almost a trope that founders need to have their exit in mind from the earliest days of their startup. True, but that may be different for some startup founders. Many are on a mission to solve a problem and make better ways to live and work together. This is valid, and even noble.
BUT the business of business is business, i.e. making money for the owners. If you have investors, they expect a return on the money they put in your company.