A Strategic Planning, Business Development, Technology,
Mergers and Acquisitions
Typically, the goal of every Business is for the Founders to "cash-out" via a Sale, Merger or Acquisition, ergo to experience a liquidity event.
To this point, liquidity events drive innovation.
Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC specializes in serving two distinct segments within the Merger & Acquisitions space:
1. Client Companies of Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC
as well as...
2. Those Companies (or Exit event representatives thereof), whom are able to present viable liquidity event metrics.
For Client Companies of Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC
Before an exit strategy / liquidity event can be considered and developed, Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC first reviews the Company’s foundational efforts to date, to ensure that it’s at the right stage to promote a solid transaction.
It’s then important for the Founders and or controlling Investors agree on an exit event which allows liquidity participant, equity positions to yield desired goals.
Certain considerations may be assessed, which could affect the Capitalization table, thus increasing or diluting amiable equity holdings to do so.
Throughout the Merger or Acquisition process, Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC adheres to Best Practices, to ensure that your Company, your employees, your Investors and Founders are protected during the process.
For New, Client Companies
Our primary focus when assessing M&A readiness, is to determine whether "the now", is the appropriate time to take the business to market. Clients that reach out to us, do so for an informative understanding of market dynamics and where their company stands therein.
Additionally, the task of selling a Company can be daunting, so gathering information is a natural first step. If during initial conversions, we agree as a Team that the time is right to sell, then a strategy is developed and the business is marketed accordingly.
If the decision is made to plan and wait, then it’s critical that a forward-looking strategy be developed, within the existing business model. The development of this forward-looking strategy may very well affect existing revenue, operational and marketing strategies.
To this point, Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC then defines activities and action items (with the ultimate goal of executing upon all said action items, which puts the Company in the best light possible for Exit).
This "incubation" strategy allows ownership to meet all objectives, and one day exit the business when it is best positioned for sale. By selling too early, or without a strategy in place to maximize shareholder value, it’s likely that ownership might leave money on the table.
Praetorian Venture Partners, LLC will often consider deferring and converting a major portion of its