Exiting the Exit

Below please find a guest column that Nino Marakovic and Elizabeth Clarkson contributed to Fortune Term Sheet, in which they debate what makes for a better exit — an IPO or acquisition?

Everyone in the venture-backed technology industry — entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and limited partners — can probably agree that a healthy exit market is critical. Without sufficient exits, there would be a liquidity gap, which would negatively impact everyone. Yet not all “successful exits” affect all the players in the venture world the same way. Accordingly, there are different views on the best path to liquidity.

Take IPOs. They’ve historically generated amazing returns for employees and investors — more than M&A exits.

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Man of science honoured for service to Manawatu business industry

Chemist, businessman, and philanthropist Dr Richard Garland has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Service Award at the Manawatu Business Awards. Reporter Paul Mitchell spoke to him about his long career at New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP).
NZP is, in many ways, Dr Richard Garland’s life’s work.
One of the company’s first employees, he rose through the ranks to become its managing director, and was integral in guiding NZP into the Manawatu success story it is today.

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Man of science honoured for service to Manawatu business industry

Chemist, businessman, and philanthropist Dr Richard Garland has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Service Award at the Manawatu Business Awards. Reporter Paul Mitchell spoke to him about his long career at New Zealand Pharmaceuticals (NZP).
NZP is, in many ways, Dr Richard Garland’s life’s work.
One of the company’s first employees, he rose through the ranks to become its managing director, and was integral in guiding NZP into the Manawatu success story it is today.

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