Wednesday 13th December 2017

    Counterpoint: Founders, companies are sold, not bought!

    You want every acquirer to believe that "companies are bought not sold" but most of you, founders, need to behave as if "companies are sold not bought". Stay with me. You are the genius founder of your company with a soon-to-be massive global audience and innovative tech that's changing the world. You are the BEST. But despite your Fortune 40 under 40 status, the force is stronger in another in one vital area: M&A. In M&A, the corporate development executive reigns supreme over you. This trained professional lives and breathes the art of the deal and is judged not only by bagging you but also by extracting the best possible terms for his employer. So here's how you stay smart!

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