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  • The Wind Down: a stage of life for start-ups

    Companies and their investors start with great enthusiasm.  But in the life cycle of some companies, the enthusiasm (and funding) dissipates before the company has achieved an attractive sale or IPO.  In these instances, as the cash-out date looms, companies and their boards face difficult decisions about how and when […]

  • Family Businesses – Controls, Successions and Sales – It is never to early to plan

    The family business not only represents the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of the founders, sometimes across generations, but is often a reflection of the founder’s and family’s values and beliefs. The family business has the potential to grow, adapt and continue to deliver value across generations – but can […]

  • Ten early-stage legal missteps that may come back to haunt a company’s sale or IPO

    In the fast-paced, high-stakes and high-pressure world of startups, financial resources are scarce. Time is of the essence. Product and business development are high priorities. Against this backdrop, legal matters may seem a nuisance and not get the attention they deserve. The reasons for this neglect vary, but often include a lack […]

  • Avoiding Common Mistakes Made by Startups in Acquisitions

    So you’ve built a quality product that is being heavily consumed and a larger company is now seeking to acquire your startup. This blog post provides tips for avoiding common mistakes made by startup companies during acquisitions. Avoiding Mistakes from the Start of Your Startup: Founder Equity – Hold founder […]