April 2021
11:00 am
Public Event

M&A Bootcamp: The Ultimate Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions for Start-Ups

Sponsored By
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Interested in understanding current best practices in being acquired or acquiring start-ups in 2021?

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and our partners will present an update on the current M&A environment, discuss best practices to position yourself for future M&A opportunities, and explore winning strategies for successful transitions. We are pleased to share insights from our expert partners at KPMG, Wilson Sonsini, and Woodruff Sawyer, who have been spearheading recent negotiations and deals in the current climate.


This M&A Bootcamp is intended for executives who are involved in devising and/or executing acquisitions, from CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CTOs, and vice presidents of business development to leaders and teams responsible for identifying and managing successful M&A transactions.

Space is limited; please RSVP to ensure your spot!

Please use the same zoom webinar link for all sessions.


9:00AM - 10:30AM - Overview of the M&A Market

  • Andy Gersh, KPMG
  • Kathy Ku, Wilson Sonsini
  • Emily Maier, Woodruff Sawyer

10:30AM-10:40AM - BREAK

10:40AM-11:40AM - M&A for Growth (Session 1 - Sell Side Insights)

  • Chris Lanman, KPMG
  • Ethan Lutske, Wilson Sonsini
  • Luke Parsons, Woodruff Sawyer

11:40AM-11:50AM - BREAK

11:50AM-1:00PM - Growth Through Acquisition (Session 2 - Buy Side Insights)

  • John Milner, KPMG
  • Melissa Hollatz, Wilson Sonsini
  • Yelena Dunaevsky, Woodruff Sawyer
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