Acquisitions

Exit Strategies

5 Ways to Lead Your Company to a Successful Exit

It may seem paradoxical, but the key to leading a company to a successful exit is not to focus on the exit at all.
Selling a Business

What All Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Selling Their Company

It is a tough decision and one that even if you felt that you made the right choice, you will always be second guessing.
Amazon

Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Will Remake Strip Malls

What happens to small businesses if grocery stores shut down?
Amazon

With Whole Foods Purchase, Amazon Just Bought a Playground for Big Data

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods isn't about automating checkout -- it's about bringing Amazon's online analytics to the offline world.
Amazon

8 Interesting Tidbits From Whole Foods's Town Hall Following the Amazon Acquisition

CEO John Mackey recounted having a dream in which Whole Foods Market merged with Amazon a year and a half before the deal was announced.
Amazon

Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for a Whopping $13.7 Billion -- Is It a Good Deal?

The grocery chain will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods brand.
Masters of Scale

Acquisitions Can Help You Scale, but Come With Risks

Sometimes the only shortcut to growth is through acquisition, but can you afford it?
Acquisitions

The 3 Relationships That Matter When Your Company Is Being Acquired (and How to Effectively Manage Them)

During an acquisition, what can typically get lost or deprioritized is the people aspect.
Acquisitions

Why Companies Built to Be Acquired Usually Aren't

If you're in it solely for the payday, it shows in your products and your people.
Apple

Apple Just Bought a Popular Sleep Tracker

The Beddit deal could help bring sleep monitoring to your Apple Watch.
Acquisitions

3 Ways to Lower Your Startup's Acquisition Risk Factor

Buyers look for stability and high potential for ROI. Here's how to position your company as a safe bet.
Growth Strategies

After Three Pivots, This Founder Sold His Gaming Company for $800 Million

At Dallas Startup Week, Kevin Chou of Kabam discusses taking risks, the need for entrepreneurs to pivot and advice for aspiring founders.
Acquisitions

6 Tips From Tinder Execs on Finding Enough Success to Be Acquired

While acquisition should never be a founding goal, it sometimes becomes an option for strategic startups.
Acquisitions

How to Deal When a Tech Giant Tries to Take Over Your Sandbox

In this age of looming tech giants and super brands, your young-gun startup may seem an appealing morsel. Here's how to resist the giants and still keep your investors happy.
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