The Exit Phase

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The partners of Agenda Capital have led several exit processes and have been instrumental in listing several companies on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

A controlled and professionally run exit process normally takes 6 to 9 months -in some cases it may take longer.

To optimize an exit, it is necessary to understand the buyer landscape, and what the business may be worth to the varoius buyers. Timing, preperation, structuring and dynamics of the sales process itself (including the choice of lawyers and financial advisors – yes, you should use them!) is key to getting the best possible result.

That result should also be evaluated on what happens with the company, the technology and the organisation following the sale or listing. We have on some occations sold to the next highest bidder when we thought that the risks associated with completing the transaction, or for the business itself after the sale, was too high.

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