Ashley Edwards

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Ashley is a member of Husch Blackwell’s corporate and securities group, where she specializes in mergers and acquisitions. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, advising clients on diligence matters and evaluating strategic and beneficial solutions for her clients from both a legal and business perspective. Additionally, Ashley counsels clients on matters of commercial contracting, corporate governance, compliance with federal and state securities laws, and various types of financing.

Ashley is also closely involved with the St. Louis Cortex community. She works closely with individual entrepreneurs and growth-stage private companies through every step of their process, including on matters of corporate formation and structuring, debt and equity financing, third party contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and exit strategies.

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Previously, we outlined the most common exit strategies for startups and why it is important to think about those strategies early. One of the most common exit strategies is mergers and acquisitions, or “M&A”. For a startup, this means the sale of all or a part of your company to another person or entity. Although M&A can refer to a sale of assets or equity of a company, we will primarily focus here on equity.…
“What is your exit strategy?” This is one of the most common questions that startups or early stage companies are asked, but many entrepreneurs have not given their exit strategy much thought. An “exit strategy” does not refer so much to your departure from the company (although it might), but rather how an investor will make a return on his/her/its investment. Although it may seem counterintuitive, giving some thought to your exit strategy up front…
There are many ways to raise capital for your startup… and many potential pitfalls. While the initial conversation may center on “how much do we need?”, startup companies should also take some time to discuss “how do we structure this financing?”. Your startup may have short-term or long-term needs, may desire long-term investment and involvement from VC investors, may or may not know the valuation of the company, etc. The answers to these types of…