Exit season: How to prepare your startup for the M&A wave

About the event

After a slow year, markets are opening up – and M&A activity is predicted to rebound. Who will be the big buyers? Which startups are predicted to sell? Sky-high valuations have fallen – so what terms should startups shoot for in negotiations? This Sifted Talks will explore how founders can prepare to sell their startup – and what potential acquirers are looking for.

We'll be discussing

  1. Exit roadmap: How soon should startups plan for an exit? Should founders always be talking to potential acquirers?
  2. The big buyers: Who’s set up a “hunting line” for future acquisitions? What are potential acquirers prioritising?
  3. When 2 become 1: The do’s and don'ts of merging two companies
  4. VC comms: How should startups communicate with investors about an exit? How can they help you prepare?

Speakers

Alistair Crane

Alistair Crane

Founder

Bloom

Rebecca Hunt

Rebecca Hunt

Partner

Octopus Ventures

Niccolo Maisto

Niccolo Maisto

Founder

FaceIt

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Partner

Latham & Watkins

Moderators

 Amy Lewin

Amy Lewin

Editor

Sifted

In partnership with

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins