Structured exits are investment structures designed to achieve a desired investment return without reliance upon a traditional exit. Structured exit investments are ideal not only for impact investments, but also for investment-worthy companies with low exit probabilities. These structures open a new universe of potential funding for companies in underserved markets without access to traditional funding sources, and a new pool of potential worthy targets for investors seeking adequate and safer returns than those afforded by the traditional venture capital business model.

This article about structured exits is authored by David Gitlin, Greenberg Traurig shareholder and co-leader of the firm’s Emerging Technology practice.