Startup Blog: Take a Stand!
JUNE 29, 2011
It may be around deal structure, testing or design of product, new hires, downsizing or firing, how much to spend on a program or some other issue.
The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires
Both Sides of the Table
MAY 13, 2013
Many buying companies price these deals on the basis of $1 million per engineer on the team for an early-stage deal. in their 20′s.
Notes on the acquisition process
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
What you tell employees is particularly tricky. Being open with employees can lead to press leaks and can annoy acquirers. Moreover, some public companies insist that you don’t talk to employees until the deal is closed or almost closed. Certain terms beyond price can be deal killers. is generally a bad idea.
Entrepreneurs experience piling on
JANUARY 15, 2013
Developing great business deals when multiple companies want to partner allows for optimization of the deal structure to provide the maximum return.
10 things I wish I knew when I sold my businesses
MARCH 4, 2014
With my first sale, my partners and I focused all of our attention on the details of the sale (what the valuation would be, how would it be structured, etc) and very little about what would happen with us individually. It’s easy to get caught up in the dollar signs and deal structure and overlook this important step in the process. 6.
Piercing the Corporate Veil of Sweat Equity
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
Three Card Monty Corporate Structures. If you’re in a complex structure with several multinational entities, that risk is compounded.
Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. They only had 13 employees! Zappos. Google.
A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011
Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.
APRIL 14, 2011
With keen international interest in Canada's resource sector, the return of financial buyers, strategic investors looking to pursue acquisitions as a means of increasing earnings, and the recent uptick in Canadian "mega-deal" activity, there is no better time to discuss the M&A trends unfolding in 2011. HOSTILE DEALS. targets. Awards.
in search of.the ideal term sheet
Seed Stage Capital
AUGUST 24, 2009
For any large deal, they will convert and be treated like the founders and employees. You can download it on docstoc here. Many Thanks!
Selling Your Business: An Interview with Louis Crosier
FEBRUARY 15, 2010
While you can listen to the interview yourself here , two of my favorite points were as follows: -1- Your choice of corporate structure (e.g., Fortunately, you can, for the most part, change your corporate structure down the road. Are there key employees? Click here to listen to the interview and/or download the transcript.
Should You Co-Found Your Company With a Software Development Shop (2 of 2)?
OCTOBER 1, 2015
intrapreneurs, e.g., the employee of GE who is tasked with launching a new business. mentor VCs, e.g., most VCs. What are the timelines?
Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market
APRIL 17, 2010
We were subject to losses and we did not structure a portfolio that was designed to lose money. Pro-life / pro-choice type debates lead nowhere.