An Exit is a term which describes the stage in which the owners of the venture choose to exercise their investment by selling the venture’s activity and holdings (or part of them). The term is common in the hi-tech field and allows entrepreneurs to sell their company, while the acquiring company implements the new technology in their own products. There are two common ways to exit; by merging the company (or part of it) with the acquiring one or by IPO (Initial Public Offering) which means the company keeps operating but the shares are sold to the public. For example, the selling of “Ravello” to “Oracle” or the IPO of “Mobileye” in the NASDAQ.
What is an “Exit”?
About the Author: Lior Keller
Third year Law & Accounting student at the IDC Herzliya. Dreams of becoming an influential figure in Israel's economy and leading his own company. In his free time he enjoys doing crossfit and reading Robin Sharma's books (sometimes at the same time..)