1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, California 94043

March 7, 7:30am to 10:00am

By all accounts, 2012 is looking to be a banner year for successful exits, especially for venture-backed companies. According to some, 80% or more will result in an acquisition. The key to a truly successful acquisition is to maximize your company's real value through innovative IP, an attractive customer base, and a solid legal and finan-cial infrastructure.

Next Step, together with partners SOAProjects and K&L Gates, invites you to maximize your company's value to increase its ability to become the next acquisition success story of 2012 by attending an informative breakfast seminar from 7:30 - 10:00 am on March 7 in Mountain View, CA.

You'll learn how to apply experienced-based insights and best practices as you develop and implement an action plan to increase the value of your company. You'll hear firsthand how featured guest speaker, Coupa Software CFO, Mark Verbeck, positioned his former company, Blade Networks, for a successful acquisition by IBM in 2011.

Mr. Verbeck's experience can help guide you to do the same!

It all takes place March 7 at the Computer History Museum. So sign up today. Space is limited. Reserve your seat now to learn how to:

*Build value through sales and marketing approaches
*Ensure work, legal, tax, and financial processes pass due diligence tests
*Negotiate acquisition friendly customer and partner agreements
*Retain key customers as you prepare for acquisition
*Build a credible and defensible intellectual property position

Distinguished panelists from Next Step, SOAProjects, and K&L Gates will discuss ways to prepare for a successful merger followed by actual acquisition insights by featured guest speaker Mark Verbeck. A lively Q&A session with attendees will round out the program.

Official Website: http://www.nextstepgrowth.com/about/events_popup.php?id=129

Added by FullCalendar on February 24, 2012

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