Planning a Startup M&A Exit Strategy

"There are lots of things that a company can do over its life that will make a successful M&A exit easier to achieve. With careful planning and an attention to detail, start-ups can avoid at lot of the pitfalls that usually come back to haunt them only when they are on the cusp of closing what they thought would be a relatively painless deal."

Read this post from Burnham's Beat for a list of ten commandments for startups planning or considering an merger or acquisition as an exit strategy. See also this post from Software Only that comments on and amplifies Burnham's list.