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Leveraging the Power of Strategic Business Development – The Loudcloud/Opsware Case Study

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In a recent interview, M&A expert Harald Maehrle explained what companies can do proactively to prepare for a potential sale of their business. One key recommendation is to proactively build meaningful relationships with potential strategic buyers.

Building these relationships is part of a broader set of activities called “Strategic Business Development”.

In 2012, John O’Farrell, partner at Andreessen Horowitz and former executive at Loudcloud/Opsware, published a series of blog posts defining strategic business development and demonstrating its power to turn potential failure points into triumphs:

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How to Avoid Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Company

An Interview with Harald Maehrle, Mummert & Company – Part II

Harald Maehrle, Managing Partner, Mummert & Company

Harald Maehrle

This is the second part of an interview with Harald Maehrle, partner at Mummert & Company, a leading corporate finance consultancy firm headquartered in Munich.

In the first part, Mr. Maehrle shared his perspective on the exit situation in the European technology sector. Now we’ll focus on the stages of the M&A process and what a company’s leaders can do to prepare for selling their company.

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Why M&A is the Preferred Exit Option for Technology Companies

An Interview with Harald Maehrle, Mummert & Company – Part I

Back in March, I participated in the 8th Technology Day, the annual conference for innovation and corporate financing in Munich, organized by Mummert & Company in cooperation with the Munich Network. That’s where I met Harald Maehrle, partner at Mummert & Company, a leading corporate finance consultancy firm headquartered in Munich. Mr. Maehrle presented a great overview on the exit options for European technology companies.

Harald Maehrle, Managing Partner, Mummert & Company

Harald Maehrle

A very interesting topic indeed, and so I thank Mr. Maehrle for sitting down with me for an interview to share his perspective on the exit situation in the European technology sector, and what companies can do to prepare for an M&A deal.

This is the first part of our interview – focusing on exit options for European technology companies.

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