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A Four-Part Series
2008 Dates: October 28 | November 6 | November 19 | December 3

Navigating the M&A Sale Process is a four-part series designed to provide practical insights for entrepreneurs, executives and VCs on how to prepare their companies for each stage of the M&A sale process.

Amidst the recent turmoil on Wall Street and the continuing challenges of accessing the public markets, the M&A sale process remains the most viable growth and liquidity alternative for many emerging companies. Given the fast-paced, all-consuming and disruptive nature of the M&A sale process, preparing your team for a successful outcome should begin well in advance of "a transaction arriving at your door-step."

Session 1: October 28, 2008 - Preparing for the Endgame from the Beginning

This session will first provide an overview of the current M&A landscape and then address topics preparatory to the M&A sale process, including:
* how periodic corporate maintenance, pursuing simple IP protection strategies and properly structuring your financings and employee compensation arrangements can make your company a more attractive target.
* how picking your outside transaction team of bankers, lawyers and accountants can help or hinder your process.

Glenn Daniel, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
David Smith, Tynax - The Technology Trading Exchange
Thomas Zellerbach, Partner (Intellectual Property), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Nancy Chen, Partner (Compensation and Benefits), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Mark Lazar, Chief Executive Officer, TuVox, Inc.

Session 2: November 6, 2008 - Let's Make A Deal

Session 3: November 19, 2008 - The Real Work Begins Post-Closing

Session 4: December 3, 2008 - The Real Deal: Serial Acquirers Flash Open Their Kimonos

$45 member, $65 affliate, $85 general; +$10 at door if available.

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

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