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September 12 - Seminar: Deal Me In: Preparing for Acquisition - Register Now!

Deal Me In: 
Maximizing Your Company's Value
Preparation for Acquisition

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
3:45 PM - Registration Opens

Georgetown University
Center for Continuing and Professional Education

3101 Wilson Boulevard
Second Floor
Arlington/Clarendon, Virginia 22201

Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) for a special seminar and business networking on Wednesday, September 12. Come hear a panel of leading experts on the topics of M&A and corporate development, and then stay afterward to network with your colleagues! Our formal program is followed by a 45 minute networking reception - Light food and refreshments provided.

Expert Panel (all confirmed):

  • Cameron Clarke - Vodium, President and CEO
  • Christopher "Kit" Lisle - Acclaro Growth Partners, Managing Partner
  • Steven Meltzer - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Partner M&A Practice (moderator)
  • Doug Rodgers - FOCUS Enterprises, Chief Executive Officer

About this Seminar:

So, you are ready to sell your company and/or prepare it for acquisition... On the buy side, you are working to grow your revenue base or maximize your client profile, or you are looking to expand into new markets.

Whatever your motivations, you need to be prepared for what may be difficult decisions and negotiations. This seminar will address questions such as: Does doing it yourself make sense? Should you hire an advisor, or use an investment banker? Should the anticipated size of the transaction dictate the expertise that you hire? What should be your knowledge capture and retention plan? Did you think about one, or do you even care?

As current credit markets get tighter, a new focus on deeper due diligences may drive future deals, and negotiations may become tougher and take longer. Are you prepared for this? More specifically, how do you prepare your technical, human and operational infrastructures to facilitate this negotiation process?

Our seminar will address many of the questions that you should be asking in preparation for your sell or buy transaction. We have assembled an exemplary panel of experts that will address these questions and provide valuable insight into the workings of the sometimes mysterious world of high finance. Come hear what will determine company valuations, and learn about the financial subtleties that could make or break your deal.

Join us this September 12th at Georgetown University's Center for Continuing and Professional Education campus in Arlington, Virginia - A great location accessible via Metro and with plenty of available parking.

This special event is convened by the WNG Technology Roundtable and WNG Entrepreneur Roundtable.

Who Should Attend:

Corporate executives, emerging company and business entrepreneurs; innovators of every type; investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists, and angel investors; legal, audit, and consulting professionals with marketing responsibilities; media; executive search and recruiting professionals.

Initial Registrants Include:

Acclaro Growth Partners • Booz Allen Hamilton • C2 Portfolio • CACI • Corporate Development Advisors LLC • Citibank • Easley Consulting • Educational Options, Inc • Ellin & Tucker, Chartered • FOCUS Enterprises • FortiusOne, Inc • Freddie Mac • Global Financial Solutions SA • Grant Thornton Public Sector • Greenberg Traurig • Hogan & Hartson LLP • ITD Associates • London Ink LLC • McBeth Associates, LLC • mergermarket • Merrill Corporation • Moire Studio • Nancy Rose & Associcates PR • Optimos, Inc • Orchid Suites • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP • Pragmatics • Smith Barney Inc • T-Systems North America • The Client Builders, Inc. • Van Eperen PR • and many more...

Event Partners:

The WNG is proud to have the support of the following organizations:

Georgetown University
Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Orchid Suites
Strategic Enterprise Solutions

Our Venue:

Our September 12 event takes place at Georgetown University's Center for Continuing and Professional Education in Arlington/Clarendon, Virginia, located at 3101 Wilson Boulevard - directly across the street from the Clarendon Metro station (Orange line). Building parking is available. Street parking is available - bring quarters.

Event Registration Online:

Registration Fees:

 WNG Members:  $35 advance registration (paid online)
Non-Members:  $50 advance registration (paid online)
On-site:  $10 additional surcharge at the door

Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event: click here

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