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5 Tips On How to Handle Acquisition Talks

Dear SaaStr: What should I know about getting acquired? My top 5 tips: #1.   Listen more.  Talk less (on the target side). It's very difficult to invent an acquisition.   It's almost impossible to create one, though it happens sometimes. Listen and learn.  Understand...

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So this past quarter was a big one for Salesforce.  For the first time ever, it projected next year, growth would fall to the single digits, to as low as 7%.  The markets reacted strongly, driving down the stock as much as 20%. Salesforce is a more profitable, leaner...

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5 Tips On How to Handle Acquisition Talks

Dear SaaStr: What should I know about getting acquired? My top 5 tips: #1. Listen more. Talk less (on the target side). It’s very difficult to invent an acquisition. It’s almost impossible to create one, though it happens sometimes. Listen and learn. Understand what everyone’s motivations are. Why your champion is doing the deal. People…
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