I had the opportunity to speak with Pete Rodriguez and Alain Labat in regards to the upcoming webinar on M&A. I have worked with both Pete and Alain in the past so I can tell you personally that this event will be well worth your time. This is truly an all star cast with a collective experience base with billions of dollars worth of M&A behind it. This is really an all hands on deck call for entrepreneurs, absolutely.
“Maximizing Exit Valuations for Technology Companies”
July 28, 2021 – 11:30 to 1pm Pacific
The webinar will kick-off with a short presentation by Pete Rodriquez, CEO of Silicon Catalyst, detailing his deep experience with mergers and acquisitions, from both sides of the table. Pete’s presentation will be followed by a panel session discussion with CEO’s reviewing their exit stories, and will be joined on the panel by investment professionals, including noted M&A expert Warren Lazarow, former chair of O’Melveny’s Global Corporate Department and co-chair until February 2021. Mr. Lazarow has been included on several occasions in Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 Dealmakers Worldwide in the technology sector.
Topics to be discussed during the webinar:
• Key elements needed for a strategic exit – both technology & business aspects
• Product differentiation and scarcity of technology
• Preparation and strategy for an exit
• Timing, timing & timing
• Selecting and hiring the right banker/advisor
• Orchestrating a competitive process
Agenda – Wednesday July 28th, 2021 11:30am
Pete Rodriguez – M&A advice
Panel Session discussion, with Q&A from attendees
Pete Rodriguez, Silicon Catalyst, CEO
Roger Fawcett, ex-CEO of Omnitek, acquired by Intel
Alain Labat, Managing Director, Harvest Management Partners
Warren Lazarow, Partner, O’Melveny
Yvonne Lutsch, Ph.D., Investment Principal Robert Bosch Venture Capital
James Pond, Ph.D., ex-CEO of Lumerical, acquired by Ansys
See press coverage of the acquisitions of Omnitek (Intel) and Lumerical (Ansys)
Registration for this zoom webinar can be made at: Register Here
About Silicon Catalyst
Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including IP, MEMS & sensors), building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. More than 400 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 38 startup and early-stage companies admitted to the incubator. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. The Silicon Catalyst Angels was established in July 2019 as a separate organization to provide access to seed and Series A funding for Silicon Catalyst portfolio companies.
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