Exit Strategies: IPO or Acquisition, Planning for All Possibilities

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Exit Strategies: IPO or Acquisition, Planning for All Possibilities

Maximize your company's chances for success. IPOs vs. acquisitions , strategic vs. financial value, timing, building relationships and more.

By Paul V. Weinstein & Associates

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Wednesday, April 19 · 7 - 8:30pm PDT



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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

At some point in the life of a successful venture-backed company, there will be a liquidity event. While big tech IPOs get all the press, over 98% of successful outcomes for venture-backed startups are acquisitions. Given this fact, how do you determine if the time is right for your company to start thinking about this and if so, what can you do to maximize the outcome?

This 90-minute intro course is designed to explore the hows and whys of an exit by acquisition vs. an IPO. We will cover:

  • The difference between financial value and strategic value
  • The importance of building relationships with the key players in your industry
  • Timing, process and contingency planning
  • Maximizing value in any scenario

This class is an abbreviated version of BUS 73 (Exit Strategies) my Stanford CS class. If you'd like to take the full course series check this page for updates on dates and times. Additional information can be found at http://paulvweinstein.com.

NO REFUNDS -- All proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank who works to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

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