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Scale School: Growth through Acquisitions

January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Wharton San Francisco

Growth through Acquisitions

In the competitive environment of technology, speed to market is often a key to success. But creating every capability internally often takes the time and skills many startups fail to have. When is it appropriate to think about acquiring other startups? When do acqui-hires make sense? At what stage do you hire a Corporate Development professional? What are the biggest hurdles you face when negotiating M&A between two private companies? In this session, we examine when to look outside the firm for missing pieces, how to find a company with the right fit, and how to price the deal in a way that retains value.

David Wessels
Adjunct Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Vicente de Baca, WG’09
Partner, v2 Ventures

Anton Hanebrink, WG’04
Chief Corporate Strategy & Development Officer, Intuit

Jamie Kim, WG’14
Corporate Development & Strategy, E la Carte Inc.


Who Should Attend?
Founders and leaders who are growing their firms and business units
and looking to do it in a scalable manner.

FEE $25
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks included.
Tickets required in advance. No refunds after January 4.



The Wharton Scale School workshop series offers solutions to critical challenges faced by rapidly growing companies. Scale School is your guide as you move beyond initial product-market fit to the creation of a large enterprise of tremendous value.


For additional questions, please contact:

Allison Grant
Director, Special Events
Wharton San Francisco





  • Date: Thursday, January 11
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST