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Growth through Acquisitions

In the competitive environment of technology, speed to market is often a key to success. But creating every capability internally often takes the time and skills many startups fail to have. When is it appropriate to think about acquiring other startups? When do acqui-hires make sense? At what stage do you hire a Corporate Development professional? What are the biggest hurdles you face when negotiating M&A between two private companies? In this session, we examine when to look outside the firm for missing pieces, how to find a company with the right fit, and how to price the deal in a way that retains value.



David Wessels ENG'92, W'92

Adjunct Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

About David


Vicente de Baca, WG'09

Partner, v2 Ventures

About Vicente


Anton Hanebrink, WG'04

Chief Corporate Strategy & Development Officer, Intuit

About Anton


Jamie Kim, WG'14

Corporate Development & Strategy, E la Carte Inc.

About Jamie



Who Should Attend?

Founders and leaders who are growing their firms and business units
and looking to do it in a scalable manner.

DATE Thursday, January 11, 2018
TIME  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wharton San Francisco
2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

5:30pm: Registration & Networking
6:30pm: Presentation
8:30pm: Program Concludes

FEE $25
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks included.
Tickets required in advance. No refunds after January 4.

The Wharton Scale School workshop series offers solutions to critical challenges faced by rapidly growing companies. Scale School is your guide as you move beyond initial product-market fit to the creation of a large enterprise of tremendous value. 



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