For companies that are pretty clear that they don’t want to go public, the next likely avenue for an exit is an acquisition, where another company would buy Epic (and therefore your shares). Other less likely but possible options:
- Epic could buy your shares back from you at a higher price (typically done before an exit scenario like an IPO or acquisition)
- You could sell your shares to another person/investor (requires approval from the company which they probably wouldn’t do)
But yes in general if a company is pretty firm on not going public, it’s best to ask your recruiter what, if any potential plans there are for an exit (or for you to see the value in the shares). They may have other insight into future plans for the company.