Harry’s interview was broad-ranging, covering a number of topics including:
- Financing lessons I’ve learned during prior bubble periods and, perhaps more importantly, bubble bursts.
- The three basic types of exits available today: strategic acquirer, old-school private equity (PE) squeeze play, and new-school PE growth and/or platform play.
- A process view of exiting a company via a PE-led sales process, including discussion of the confidential information memorandum (CIM), indications of interest (IOIs), management meetings, overlaying strategic acquirers into the process, and the somewhat non-obvious final selection criteria.
The Soundcloud version, available via any browser is here. The iTunes version is here. Regardless of whether you are interested in the topics featured in this episode, I highly recommend Harry’s podcast and listen to it myself during my walking and/or driving time.
Oh, and if you like the content in this episode, don’t miss my first appearance on the show.