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You wanna buy me out?

Tue 10 Dec 2013, 11:14 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
I am so tired of the endless solicitations from companies who want to show me what to do if I am approached by somebody who wants to buy my company. I have not tried to sell my company. I don't have a lot of interest in selling my company. But guess what, if somebody approaches me to buy my company, I think I can handle it.

Ten million bucks.

We'll go with the Zillow approach. You want to buy my company? Let's save the haggling. Send me a check for ten million dollars, and I'll send you the source code, rights, customer list, etc. 

Is it worth more than that? Quite possibly. Do I think anybody will pony up the money and find out? Nope. Would I go along it they did? Sure. Plenty of other stuff I could do with my time.

So, shut up already about M&As and the lot of it. I like running my company. It's weathered everything from the dot com bust to the latest global downturn. It's a good company. I'm very happy with it. It pays for college for the kids, for retirement, for my expensive taste in cheap ebooks. It buys nice dinners when my wife and I want to go out. I think I'll keep it for now.

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What has been said:

1076.1. Doug
(12/10/2013 04:49 PM)

You're going at this all wrong. What you need to do is appify your product and get Facebook, Twitter, Google, or somebody to buy you out for $2 THAT would buy a dinner or two!

OTOH, you're not 23 any longer so maybe you're in the wrong demographic...


1076.2. John
(11/12/2013 02:07)

There are a lot of tyre kickers out there - that's for sure. Coincidentally that's my figure as well. Trouble is my company is not worth it (yet). :-)

1076.3. Ben Langhinrichs
(12/11/2013 02:04 PM)

Doug: Back when I was 23, I might have even found the idea of $2B appealing. Now, I want a cup of hot tea and to be left alone.

John: I'm not trying to kick tyres, just kick the tyre kickers out of my inbox. Unfortunately, I doubt they read my blog or would get the message if they did.

1076.4. Doug
(12/11/2013 07:12 PM)

Wow...a man happy with his a commie or something? ;-)

It's good to know that there are people who are happy in what they do and who they are. May your house be safe from tigers!