Follow These Tips To Get The Best Acquisition Price For Your Startup
As angel investors we always seek ways to improve our investment odds. Through the years I’ve uncovered one sure bet: Invest in companies that bring value to strategic buyers so that the price of the acquisition increases.
To do this, it’s first important to understand what a strategic buyer is. A great person to ask is Craig Mullett, an active Angel Capital Association member and investor with the Angel Investor Forum in Connecticut, and co-founder of AngelHub in his native South Africa. Mullett isn’t your average angel. He’s also founder of Branison Group LLC, which provides buy-side merger and acquisition advisory services to business owners, corporate executives and private equity groups. Mullett says, “The vast majority of startup buyers out there are strategic. They want to buy your company because it can help accelerate their growth and build their own value quickly.”