An exit (sometimes called a liquidity event) is an opportunity for investors to sell shares in the business they have backed. It does not always mean they will make a profit. There are several types of exit:
This is often cited as the holy grail. Regrettably, in the UK it is nowadays a rare exit for an early-stage, growth business.
This is by far the most likely exit you will experience.
This involves selling only a percentage of the company and means the shareholders continue to have an ongoing interest.
Sometimes investors sell a business because ...