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Should you sell or is that a ‘Sell Out’?
Date: March 06, 2012
Location:Los Angeles
Should you sell or is that a ‘Sell Out’? Acquisition lessons from both sides of the deal. Dealmaker LA. Last year companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook and Salesforce gobbled up a multitude of startups to strengthen their talent and technology strategies. However, just because they’ve got money to burn doesn’t mean you should consider selling. 75% of acquisitions fail due to timing, out clauses, and cultural fit. What do entrepreneurs need to weigh before debating an early acquisition, later acquisition vs. IPO? Will the acquisition frenzy continue in 2012? Speakers: Mark Johnson, CEO at Zite; Anil Patel, Principal, Corporate Development at Google; Bob Schwartz, President at Magento; Andrew Siegel, SVP Strategy and Corporate Development at Advance Publications. See
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