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SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 Notes on the acquisition process
Clearly it is better to be in high demand and have inbound interest. Moreover, some public companies insist that you don’t talk to employees until the deal is closed or almost closed. Some even go so far as to try to cut side deals with key employees to entice them to abandon the other employees and investors. startups
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NOVEMBER 24, 2010 The downside of high valuations
When we hear about high pre-money valuations for companies like Quora it can be tempting to demand higher valuations for your own company. When it comes to deal structuring, the higher you push the valuation, the more “protections investors will build in. 53% of deals had participating prefs. Valuations are high.
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was trading real heavy hours for heavy dollars, and led a very mobile, demanding
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GUST Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part IV
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
To account for scenarios in which the startup is acquired before it has a chance to complete a priced equity financing round, most term sheets and deal
documents contain a “ change in control ” provision. a) payable upon demand
as of the closing of such transaction; or. What happens to the outstanding convertible notes? MORE >>
TAFFY WILLIAMS Bring something to the party when working with others
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Your previous boss demanded
exceptional work from you, but never recognized your contributions. In a different situation, a prospective partner asked a company for a term sheet for a deal
. The deal
was to take place after a study was completed. We certainly hope to get something good out of this! Let me digress for a minute. MORE >>
WILL PRICE Looking for a job in VC
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006
While much has been said about the process already, it appears the demand
for guidance is undiminished. Later stage firms typically value financial analysis, deal structuring
, and deal
execution skills. This post summarizes some of the advice I am giving people. Second, the world is intensely competitive. MORE >>
- Deal Certainty ?The Fallacy of a New Market
In the aftermath of the economic crisis that began in mid-2007, much ink has been spilled on the lessons learned by buyers and sellers regarding the pitfalls of deal
certainty and the development of new paradigms for both financial and strategic buyers. Sound off on this week's buzz in the Comments Section MORE >>
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