Inc. 500 CEOs and the Future
Statistics about the Inc. 500 class of 2000, gleaned from their Web sites and from their Inc. 500 applications, reveal much about growth trends in the economy -- both current and future.
Percentage of CEOs who started their company with an exit strategy: 32%
Percentage of those CEOs whose plan was to*
Go public 42%
Sell out to another company 39%
Bring in an outside majority investor 7%
Pass on the company to the next generation 7%
Use other strategies 4%
*Does not add up to 100% because of rounding.
Percentage of all CEOs that, in the foreseeable future, plan to
Acquire other companies 68%
Sell the company 43%
Go public 43%
Participate in a roll-up 21%
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