How to Improve Your Odds of Being (Successfully) Acquired

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm ET

Listen to the webinar

Even though everyone wants to remain independent, hit the public markets with an IPO, rather than “sell”, the fact remains that only a small fraction of companies make it to the public market promised land. Over the past two years just a handful of software companies have gone public, despite there being thousands of companies that have taken funding. Far more have been acquired, including heavyweights like AppDynamics and Demandware.

Don’t fret – being acquired (not “sold”) can be a great outcome (in many ways, better than going public). And besides making your business attractive through strong business fundamentals and products, there are steps and activities you can (and should) take to improve your odds.

Join OpenView and PitchBook Data to learn:

  • The current state of the tech exit and M&A landscape – exit activity, who’s buying and what they’re looking for
  • The key steps you should be taking right now, and in what order, to set your company up for success
  • How to identify and prioritize the target acquirers for your business
  • Ways to break in without putting up a “for sale” sign

For questions or additional information, please contact Bayley Dietz at bdietz@openviewpartners.com. More information on panelists to be announced shortly. 


Nizar Tarhuni

Analysis Manager
PitchBook Data

John McCullough

VP Corporate Development