Yesterday in San Diego I was the keynote speaker at the Software Business Conference, Success Strategies for ISVs, Software and SaaS Companies. I asked attendees to think about how they will eventually exit from the companies theyve built. Its doubtful they will have an IPO. They laughed when I suggested they pass on the business to their children. That leaves M&A as the best option. And whats in your future? Start preparing now for that event.