Recently Kathryn Mulligan, Editor in Chief of Middle Market Growth, interviewed Rusty Wiley, CEO of Datasite on ACG TV.
Datasite, as we have discussed before, is a vendor that supplies Virtual Data Rooms (among other secure online products) for M&A professionals. These rooms are “opened” by professional dealmakers when they are ready to launch deals and want a secure “room” where buyers (with permission) can review potential targets.
Their data is very relevant because, as we have seen over the years, the opening of a VDR is an early indicator of M&A transactions 6-9 months out. Mr. Wiley had some interesting comments about pending deal making in 2021. You can watch the interview here:
Key points Rusty made include:
So the bottom-line is this: If you own a privately held business today, and you have implemented tactical and strategic plans to make it “buyer ready”, you are in a great position to participate in the current and ongoing seller’s market.
If you have no idea how to create a buyer ready business, then you need to attend a Generational Growth and Exit Planning Conference. While there, and even if you have attended one of Generational’s conference before, you will be able to meet with our growth consultants who can have a confidential discussion about your situation.
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Carl Doerksen is the Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.
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