Having an exit as a required component of investment strategy, is one characteristic of private equity investment which makes it unique as an asset class. The four exit options available are trade sale, stock market exit, sale to another fund or financial sponsor and sale back to the company or shareholders. “Grooming for exit” is achieved by keeping an eye on what the required profile of the company needs to be by exit time; and working towards this.
Key learning objectives:
Features of the four exit options
How grooming for exit is achieved