4 Embarcadero Center, 12th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111

Whether you are expanding your business from rapidly growing revenues or funding from Angels, Venture Capital or just your friends and family, now is the time to prepare your business so that it is ready to survive the legal, accounting and business issues that will be part of the acquisition process.

According to a recent National Venture Capital Association study, during the past decade, less than 10% of Silicon Valley companies which received angel or venture funding actually achieved a positive exit - most of them through an acquisition. Those which have closed a successful acquisition often attribute the outcome to careful planning and the right financial, legal and market leadership decisions.

To maximize the opportunity for your company to be one of the M&A success stories of 2010 or beyond, you are invited to attend an informative seminar offered by The Brenner Group, K&L Gates and Next Step. This 90 minute program will provide you with practical tips and information on how to ready your company based on experience with real acquired companies and the problems they faced.

Space is limited so reserve your seat today to learn how to:
*Build value through your sales channels, customer base and marketing approaches.
*Retain key customers as you prepare for acquisition.
*Ensure internal work processes, legal and tax compliance as well as financial statements and controls can pass the scrutiny of due diligence.
*Negotiate customer and partner licenses and agreements that will be acceptable to an acquirer
*Avoid legal and accounting traps that can kill a deal, seriously increase transaction costs or cause discounts in value
*Build a credible intellectual property position
*Lay a foundation today through your sales, marketing, financial and legal practices for a successful and quick acquisition.

Participants will learn proven best practices that will enable them to develop their own action plan for implementation within their business.

Official Website: http://www.nextstepgrowth.com

Added by FullCalendar on January 31, 2010