About Exit Strategies

Exit Strategies Overview


Exit Strategies is a middle market buy side M&A firm. We’re paid solely by the buyer/investor to originate and facilitate deals with companies that fit their investment objectives. Our mission is to maximize value for all parties to a proprietary transaction.

Exit Strategies doesn’t just originate dialogues and introductory handshakes. Our process driven approach avoids a haphazard, throw it against the wall and see what sticks approach to deal origination. These process driven searches that also employ proprietary tools creates a bias for strong and profitable transactions. After thorough research and analysis we create introductions and then support the development of dialogues and relationships until and after the deal process reaches resolution.

In the private equity space alone we currently have contracts with over 75 investment entities and we have active contact with many others. This virtually insures that we can source an investor that meets the structural and other needs of a business seeking a sale or capital event in the private equity space.

If you’re seeking or contemplating a sale or other type of capital event we should have a conversation. Whether we work together or not, it will be a discussion worth having.

Exit StrategiesThe Exit Strategies approach is about extraordinary research, preparation, transparency and execution.

The Exit Strategies Difference


Proprietary Process & Tools

Exit Strategies employs a proprietary process and tools designed to create an optimal match between the buyer and seller.

Finding the Ideal Investor

The Exit Strategies Investor Profile begins with an extensive fact finding interview with the seller.

Finding the Ideal Investment

The Exit Strategies Business Profile begins with an extensive fact finding interview with the investor.

The Exit Strategy Tilt Analysis

When a comparison is made between the business Investor Profile and an investment entity Business Profile, the result is a Tilt Analysis.

Founder’s Letter


Dear Business Owner,

I have some insight on how you feel about your business. I say this not just  because I’m the co-founder of Exit Strategies and have participated in countless deals, it’s also because I’ve built and sold a number of businesses myself.  I know what it is to eat, drink and sleep a business, what it is to succeed and to fail!

Whether you’re selling your business, taking some chips off the table or looking for expansion capital, I know we’re talking about something you built and possibly your life’s work.  I know what it’s like to have wall street types come in and talk about your business in a different language, a language that makes you uncomfortable.  I’ve been through it.  That’s one reason we founded Exit Strategies. We saw a real need for a company that was bilingual, a company that could speak the language of the entrepreneur and the professional investor. We’ve created Exit Strategies to not only originate a deal, but facilitate it as well.     

My team and I want to be part of deals where every constituent to the transaction wins! Selling a business or bringing in outside money for whatever reason is hard. It can be very costly, time consuming and emotionally draining. If we decide to work together you have my personal promise that we’ll make the process as painless, efficient and effective as possible and that we’ll add real value to the transaction for all concerned.

I look forward to getting to know you and your business.

Respectfully Yours,
Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner