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MORSE, BARNES-BROWN & PENDLETON HOSTED M&A CONSIDERATIONS FOR VENTURE-BACKED COMPANIES EVENT
20 May 2016
On May 19, 2016 Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton (Boston) hosted an M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies EventA panel of experienced deal makers provided an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done! Each of the panelists brings years of experience in venture-backed M&A. While the panelists represented different perspectives—buyer, seller and banker— and brought their unique viewpoints to the discussion, they were also skilled at working through the emotionally charged and high stakes M&A transaction process and bringing deals to closing. Among the topics they addressed:
How can a company best position itself for a successful exit?
Who are the various stakeholders in an M&A transaction and are their interests aligned?
What key considerations do buyers apply in assessing strategic fit?
What best practices will help ensure a smooth transaction when both parties want to get a deal done?
The event was moderated by:Jon Gworek, Member, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the American Bar AssociationMember, National Venture Capital AssociationThe Panelists were:Brady Bohrmann, General Partner, Avalon Ventures Ted Gillick, Vice President - Corporate Development, EMC Corporation Douglas Melsheimer, Managing Director, Bulger Partners