Market Continues Momentum for Strong Exits
By Peggy Tierney Galvin, Director of Account Services, Nadel Phelan, Inc.
The market is still flush with low interest rates and record levels of VC and PE investment, while eyeing the forthcoming federal budget for even higher injections of capital.
One result of this continued boom is record numbers of market exits over the first half of 2021. Over 880 companies had successful “liquidity events,” as they tastefully call them at the Rosewood Sand Hill.
The opportunities for tech leaders looking for a similar capstone have never been more easily available: mergers (increasingly via SPAC), acquisitions and IPOs give founders a variety of options to choose from based on their GTM, product, partner and investor lifecycle.
Will this largesse last?
On the pandemic front, the FDA is finalizing its recommendations on booster shots and vaccinations in children ages 5 – 12. That’s providing more stability to certain sectors of the economy – including education, travel, hospitality and retail – going into the final quarter of the year.
Yet, uncertainty remains.
Roughly 50% of the U.S. population is unvaccinated, contributing to a new wave of crushing pressure on hospitals, healthcare workers and infrastructure. Employers are still grappling with hiring at scale, with many turning to automation to tighten the slack. And supply chain disruption continues to impact the tech sector, rippling from container ships to semiconductor plants, with companies seeking new insights from just-in-time analytics to better anticipate supply and demand.
Tech leaders are headed into Q4 with clear vision on the challenges and opportunities ahead, and on the opportunities.
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