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Wednesday, August 28th, 2002 - Dinner / Roundtable
Topic: "Viable Exit Strategies in Today's Market"
Maggiano's Little Italy, 205 Northpark CTR, Dallas, TX 75225, (214) 360-0707

Click here to download PowerPoint presentation.

Event Pricing:
$30.00 per person (Entrepreneur Members)
$45.00 per person (Non-Entrepreneur Members)
$60.00 per person (Non-Members)

Seating is limited! Please note that there is a limit of two representatives from each company who may attend.




Arter & Hadden LLP - Arter & Hadden is a national law firm servicing exclusively business clients. In an independent survey of Fortune 1000 corporations, A&H was ranked as one of the top ten firms in the country in terms of overall client service.


Todd Anders, Partner, Guidant Capital

Todd Anders, cofounder of Guidant Capital, brings significant experience in international strategies, transaction structuring and negotiation. Mr. Anders was formerly a founding partner in SBC International, a middle market investment banking and capital consulting group. Prior to SBC, Mr. Anders was the Executive Director of International Investment Strategies for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide. He led the international mergers and acquisitions group for the company during a time that saw the company's international presence grow to over 50 countries. Prior to that, Mr. Anders practiced law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and general business representation. Mr. Anders has also served as adjunct professor of Business Law at Southern Methodist University. He received his B.S. in Business and B.A. in Economics from Centenary College of Louisiana, his J.D. from Baylor University Law School, and his M.B.A. and L.L.M. from Southern Methodist University.

Todd will speak for 15 minutes, followed by table discussions in groups of 6 - 7 people. A seasoned area executive will lead the roundtable discussions at each table.

Discusson Leaders:

Andy Adams, Parago
Alan Bratton, Hybrid
Charles F. May, C5 Partners
Chris Crosby, C2 Investments
David Washnurn, Arter & Hadden
Kevin Ainsworth,Guidant Capital
Mike Slaney, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Pat Higgins, Kasper & Associates

I've built up my company-- now what do I do? The answer is quite simple-- surround yourself with experts that have helped others exit the market. As a business owner trying to exit a market the pitfalls are many. Often exacerbated by wishful thinking, and inexperience, these mistakes almost always stem from the principal's inability to view the selling process objectively. Here are some of the common misperceptions that entrepreneurs can have:

  • "My company is very clean: I don't need to worry about due diligence."
  • "Once I sell, my worries are over."
  • "I'm better off going with the first offer. If I shop the deal, word will get out."
  • "The contract process is just for lawyers."
  • "There's no other buyer that is good for my company."
  • "An earn-out is the only way to bridge the gap between the seller and buyer."
  • "I'm getting an employment contract, they must want me."
  • "No one will notice this problem."

On August 28 Todd Anders, a partner at Guidant Capital, will share his perspective on what exit strategies are viable in today's market. Table discussions will follow the presentation and be led by area executives. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on this timely issue.





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