Choosing the optimum exit option for your business is a vital part of exit strategy planning. In this chapter we:

• examine briefly the various exit options available to the owner of a private business so that you are able to form some initial views on the options that could be relevant to your business

• show you what to look for in your business to establish, in principle, whether it is suitable for the option being considered

• look briefly at some of the market and investor requirements for a business to qualify for various options.