Maximizing company valuations – IPO vs sale strategy

In a discussion with an executive last week who is doing some work with a large private equity firm on one of their recent acquisitions, he asked a question I thought might be of interest.  HIs questions was, in maximizing the valuation of a company, is there any difference if you are planning on an IPO vs sale to a financial or strategic buyer?

The answer is definitely yes. Some similarities, but some significant differences. This short video will give you some insights.