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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is a huge part of the corporate finance world, and produce deals that can be worth billions of dollars. M&A can be the biggest thing that a CEO does in his or her career. Whether you are in midst of a M&A process, heading towards the possibility of a M&A deal or have an eye on the future, reading up on the M&A process is only going to help. The following four books not only provide detailed overviews of the process itself, but also outline various strategies to ensure a successful M&A deal.


This morning we hosted a great webinar, "Is Your Company's Buyer In Asia?" with Corum Group. Our presenter, Jim Perkins, gave an in depth overview of the growing trend of buyers out of Asia looking to invest in and acquire technology companies out of North America and Europe. Jim also reviewed how you can reach and leverage Asian buyers, deal structures, and the various opportunities and risks potentially associated with doing a deal overseas. The slides and recording for the April 28, 2016 webinar are available for download. Find out more...

When it comes to pitching your business concept to investors, few are going to take your word for it when it comes to the potential success of your business. You're going to have to persuade investors that you have the ability to make intelligent decisions regarding the direction of your business. As President Eisenhower once said, "Plans are nothing; planning is everything."

As much as we'd all like the process of fundraising to an easy one, it unfortunately isn't. You can't expect to just step into an elevator with an investor, give them a three-minute pitch on your exciting new business concept, and then step out with complete financial backing. It simply doesn't work like this. Before you even begin knocking on doors, you need to have a basic understanding of these fundraising principles:

As a startup founder, you're going to want to do as much research as you can to give yourself the best chance at succeeding. There are hundreds of books out there that are aimed at helping startups, but there are a few in particular that we highly recommend for startup founders that are in the midst of raising capital. The following are four must-read books that are worth tracking down:

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