Setting goals early, knowing when it’s time to bring a company to market, and ensuring full disclosure with buyers are some of the tips that were mentioned at the exit strategy panel of The Best in M&A Speak virtual event, where we announced the winners of the 2021 Top 10 Middle-Market Deals of the Year. Jeff Johnston, managing director and group head at KeyBanc Capital Markets moderated the panel of experts which included: Juan Alva, managing director of Pelham S2K; Daniel Connolly, managing director and co-head of global M&A at William Blair; and Ira Starr, co-founder & partner of Long Point Capital.

“Sometimes the answer is as simple as ‘this was in a previous fund and I can’t continue on with this investment,'” said Alva.

For the full discussion, watch the video above.  And click here for 2021 Top 10 Middle-Market Deals of the Year.