Tim Botham, Managing Partner at Aqua M&A, walks through the typical acquisition process for tech startups. He describes each stage of the process, from developing an exit strategy to closing the deal.

Aqua is an M&A advisory firm specializing in early-stage high-tech and life-science companies with disruptive IP for emerging and high-growth markets.

The image above shows the typical acquisition process for a company. The entire process usually takes 6-12 months and consists of 9 stages.

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