188 | Rick Sapio | The Art of the Exit: Balancing Vision, Opportunity, and Practicality

In this episode, Darius and Rick discuss the importance of building core values and business exit reasons and strategies. Rick also talks about the Exit Concierge Service and what they do to help privately-owned & PE-backed companies through the often grueling and difficult Exit Process.

In this episode, Rick and I talked about:

  • How Rick’s entrepreneurial journey started
  • How Rick helps his kids build their values
  • What they do at Mutual Capital Alliance (MCA)
  • How the MCA Exit Concierge Service helps companies through the exit process
  • Differences between strategic and financial buyers
  • And other topics…

Meet Rick:

Since 1994, Rick has been CEO of Mutual Capital Alliance (“MCA”), Inc. MCA has worked with a wide array of companies and investments in financial services, technology, healthcare, real estate, telecom, recurring-revenue-focused B2B, and alternative private investments. The firm currently has more than 40 holdings.

He likes to combine a long-term passion for business strategy, with his love of engineering precision, in order to help companies through the often tumultuous Exit Process, in order to improve outcomes. 

The proprietary MCA “Exit Concierge Service” guides privately-owned & PE-backed companies through the often grueling and difficult Exit Process. This proprietary process ensures that all vendors, from the investment banks to the attorneys, are efficient and effective from beginning to end.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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