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Water Is The New Oil - August 2011

by Ken Epstein, Presented at the August 24, 2011 Stanford University 2011 Cleantech Seminar Series- “Water is the Next Oil”

The 12 Steps To Assure A Financing, Sale Or IPO

By Valerio Giannini, as published in M&A Today

Criteria For Selecting A M&A Advisory Firm

By Valerio Giannini, as published in M&A Today

Going Private And Other Strategic Options For Small Public Companies

By Valerio Giannini, as published in M&A Today

15 Ways to Kill a Deal

By Valerio Giannini

Outside Directors in Private Companies

By Valerio Giannini, as published in Directorship

The Role Of The Investment Banker In The Sale Of A Private Company

By Valerio Giannini, as published in M&A Today

Reverse Mergers Beauty or Beast

By Valerio Giannini, as published in M&A Today


China's Venture Funds Present Startup Opportunities

By David Kuo, as published in the Business Journal

IP Risks and Cross-Border Alliances

By Carol Cherkis and Paul J. Meyer Jr., as published in Pharmaceutical Executive

Do's and Don'ts in Downsizing

By Susan Grant and Carol Cherkis, as published in Pharmaceutical Executive

M&A Plugging The Brain Drain

By Susan Grant and Carol Cherkis, as published in Pharmaceutical Executive





Small Companies Need To Look For Non-VC Sources Of Funding

By Ken Epstein, as published in the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal

Directors Who Shy Away From Acquisition

By Tom Turney, as published in Directorship


IPO's Don't Provide Liquidity for Owners of Smaller Companies

By Valerio Giannini, as published in the San Diego Business Journal

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