Tech Acquisitions: Digital Strategies for Corporations & Exit Strategies for Startups
Traditionally, companies have acquired other companies that are similar to their own organization to drive synergies. However, this has changed; today, technology is the number one driver for merger & acquisition (M&A) deals. Companies are acquiring others to pursue technology assets or digital strategies they do not possess themselves and to keep them away from competitors. For startups, this provides a unique opportunity since being acquired is one of the most favorable exit strategies.But how to find the right partner? How to look attractive as a start-up to be considered as a target? What comes after Day 1? How to make an integration culturally successful? This MIT forum will shed light on tech acquisitions. It brings together M&A experts and experienced buyers and sellers to explore success factors in the M&A space and how to manage successfully through an acquisition. Join us on Wednesday February 20th, 2019. We will be accompanied by Kevin O’Connor, a Santa Barbara serial entrepreneur. Kevin founded and sold 3 companies including DoubleClick, which was sold to Google for $3.1 Billion. He also brought Amazon to Santa Barbara when selling his 3rd company “Graphiq” to the tech giant in May 2017.
670 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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