Exit Strategies: Cashing In
Creating a business so that it will become well positioned to be acquired is a smart plan and a very well-regarded business model that is highly attractive to investors. Mergers and acquisitions are the dominant path to liquidity for most companies. Being able to plan for this exit requires market and business insight and a path for technical accomplishment that will be compelling to leading commercial partners as acquirers. Tonight our speakers will talk about what companies have done early on to "position" for their exit and how they appealed to the right buyer. They will emphasize the preparation, structuring, and negotiations and how to make the best possible deal.
Andrew Updegrove, Gesmer & Updegrove
Chris Whalen, Vice President, Progress Partners
Mike Grandinetti, Serial Entrepreneur
Mark Haddad, Foley Hoag
Lawrence C. Grumer, Managing Director, Technology Associates & Alliances (TAA)
Sandeep Baidwan, Project Manager, Investment Management, National Grid US Operations