Event Recap: Corporate Venture Capital

By: John Hession Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in the technology sector has experienced some seismic shifts in perspective over the last decade. This perspective was offered by panelists Frank Andrasco, Director at next47, Adam Jackson, Venture Investor, Bose Ventures, and Charles Svirk, Senior Associate at MassMutual Ventures, who presented at a panel seminar hosted by …

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Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies – Event, May 3rd

Our next venture capital event, Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies, will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by Scott Bleier, the panel will discuss the special considerations that go into a corporate venture capital financial transaction, both from the perspective of …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Dan Blanchard During our 2018 VC and M&A Forum, MBBP partner Scott Bleier moderated a panel titled “M&A Market Update.” The panel was comprised of Alan Fullerton, Partner at Mirus Capital, Bob Cronin, Managing Director of Bowen Advisors and Greg Fanikos, Managing Director at Alantra. Scott Bleier started the presentation by noting the important …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Terms and Conditions Made Simple Panel Recap

By: Kelly Dutremble The Terms and Conditions (T&C's) Made Simple panel of our 2018 VC and M&A Forum highlighted some of the major terms of an M&A transaction, discussed the strategic decisions involved in negotiating these terms, and reviewed recent trends. MBBP partner Joe Marrow moderated the panel and guided the panelists through the major …

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MBBP Partners Participating in ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2018

       MBBP attorneys Jon Gworek, Scott Bleier, and Dave Czarnecki will take part in the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2018. The meeting will be held from April 12-14 in Orlando and will include programs and meetings covering all areas of business law. Jon, who is immediate past PEVC Committee Chair and the …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

By: Ryan Perry High level strategy, exclusivity and price. These were the themes of a panel on Maximizing Value in M&A at our recently-completed 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Corporate Partner Jon Gworek led the panel through discussions around exit strategies for venture-backed companies, which begins with the initial influx of venture dollars and culminates …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Transaction Readiness Panel Recap

By: Joe Hunt “M&A transaction readiness encompasses far more than just business performance and readiness of ownership,” so said Mary Beth Kerrigan, a Partner in MBBP's corporate group, on a panel on M&A transaction readiness at the firm’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Brian Ennis, President of EnniTech LLC remarked that, “M&A transaction readiness also …

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Jon Gworek Selected to the National Venture Capital Association’s General Counsel Advisory Board

MBBP corporate partner Jon Gworek has been named a member of the The National Venture Capital Association's (NVCA) General Counsel Advisory Board. The NVCA recently announced the formation of this select group, which is comprised of general counsels from NVCA member firms, outside counsels to member firms, and the academic community. There are a total of only 15 members …

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MBBP’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum – March 29

Register today! On March 29th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, MBBP will host its 2018 VC and M&A Forum. The closing of a venture capital financing is a cause for joyous celebration – and the commencement of careful planning and preparation for the inevitable liquidity event, whether public offering or acquisition. For the vast …

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Scott Bleier Joins Faculty at Boston University School of Law

MBBP corporate attorney Scott Bleier has joined the faculty at Boston University School of Law as an adjunct professor. He will be teaching Venture Capital Financing during the spring semester. The course will be designed to provide students with an understanding of the business, economic, psychological and legal issues that confront lawyers and their venture …

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