Meetup #48 - Build Your StartUp To Sell


October 8, 2013. 7pm | Ned Devine's, Milton

Every technology company starts with a defined purpose to provide a great product or service. Virtually none consider what the end will look like. Is it a sale, wind-up or merger? What do I need to do to make that happen? Most companies don’t address these questions until the owner wants to retire. The reality is that all companies are up for sale whether the sale sign is on the door or not. Business owners don’t know when that unsolicited call will come and, by then, it is likely too late to maximize value and integrate key fundamentals to drive the business.

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Trevor Hood and Greg Clarke from SB Partners Chartered Accountants presented to a full house at Ned Devine's in Milton an informative and insightful presentation on what you need to do and not to do to maximize your profitability and business value.

Build Your Start Up To Sell Presentation

Trevor Hood, Partner and Vice-President, Corporate Finance Division

TrevorHoodUnderstanding the drivers of value for a software or tech company is at the core of how Trevor helps entrepreneurs determine what their company is worth.   A key determinant in valuing your company in a strategic acquisition is to look at what it is worth to the buyer, not what the company is worth the way you are operating today.

Trevor has managed M&A transactions in excess of $450 million. Clients appreciate his down to earth, friendly personality in what is often a stressful and pressure packed time in their lives. He understands the valuation complexities of the IT and tech world together with the need for a professional advisor who has a passion for innovation and can quickly adjust in dynamic environments. Trevor’s breadth of expertise spans valuations for income tax transactions, shareholder buyouts, litigation support, succession planning, asset/share purchase and sale and providing corporations with strategic financial intelligence.

Greg Clarke – Partner

GregClarkeGreg is experienced and passionate about helping technology and software companies grow. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, he knows that during the early stages, often times the biggest challenge to tech and software is raising capital. Cash flow, structuring and positioning the company properly will reap huge benefits as the company grows. His tech and software clients appreciate his insights and knowledge on what they need to implement in core business processes to position their company for growth and agility. They especially like the fact that Greg is proactive and a great communicator.


Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: Meetup #48 - Build Your Startup To Sell
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Business Optimization - Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 7pm
LocationNed Devine's, Milton
How much it costs: Nothing but your time.
Pre-Event Q&A Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the organizers and facilitator in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.

Pre-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.


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