Exit Strategy

A practical guide to selling

Your business


Graham Watkins

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Chapter 1 It’s time to head for the hills.

The different reasons for selling up - Personal objectives - Why an exit strategy is needed - When to start planning your exit - Dealing with confidentiality.

Chapter 2 Find the right trail.

The alternative ways of selling a business - Public share offering - The London Stock Exchange – Amex - Ofex - Trade sale - Management buy out - Management buy in - Hybrid buy in – Acquisition - Voluntary liquidation - Compulsory liquidation.

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