Eye on Acquisitions: Private Investor Lunch

Eye on Acquisitions: Private Investor Lunch

In the last 5 years, local startups created $50B+

Come join us for an insider conversation on experiences in today’s acquisition environment, including perspectives from Valor Partner, Innovation, Robin Bienfait, recently Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer at Samsung USA, and Valor co-founder Sarah O’Brien, whose corporate experience includes a dozen years in global mergers and acquisitions with GE on deals like Toshiba and Honeywell, and who exited Carestream Health as CFO.

Last year, for the first time in at least a decade, the median corporate acquisition ($90 million) was a lot higher than the median venture-backed IPO ($70.5 million).

  • 82% of all exits last year were driven by corporate acquisition.

Get insights on the early investor playbook

You’ll learn from seasoned corporate acquirers what they’ve looked for in past acquisitions, what they’ve passed on, and their expectations down the road ahead, particularly in our region. Learn how Valor is using exit data to drive investments and compare notes with seasoned accredited investing peers.

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