The Exit of a Lifetime w/ Brian Schaeffer

“You don’t want to be the last guy turning off the lights in here.” That’s what Brian Schaeffer was told when he pulled off one of the luckiest exits in history, selling Van der Moolen Capital to Lehman Brothers six months before Lehman’s collapse in 2008.

A serial entrepreneur and private equity specialist who has always tried to stay away from the big banks, Brian has executed some truly impressive deals. This week, he and Kenny talk about the numerous companies that brought him great success, including InvestX, World Trade Securities and Clearpool.

They also dive into special purpose vehicles (SPVs); Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One; some of Brian’s favorite $1 billion+ private companies; the rise of algorithmic trading and so much more! 

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Until next week,

The Weiss Ratings Team

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