How Does Private Equity Develop M&A Investment Strategies?

M&A STRATEGIESPlease join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s Q3 session. This session will address questions such as:

  • How does private equity develop M&A investment strategies?
  • What is the investment life cycle of various different types of investments?
  • How does private equity think about and apply M&A?

The program will feature a panel discussion on the M&A process from the perspective of financial buyers of venture capital. The panel, moderated by Professor Jarrad Harford of the Foster School of Business at University of Washington, will include:

About the Pacific Rim M&A Institute

PRMAI was founded by Davis Wright Tremaine, the University of Washington School of Law, and the University of Washington Foster School of Business. The mission of PRMAI is to create best practices and interdisciplinary knowledge sharing in the M&A community. Join the conversation at


Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 AM Panel Discussion

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101

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WTIA Tech in Focus: Crowdfunding

WTIA crowdfundingThe Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is hosting an event that brings together industry experts to answer questions for startups regarding the new Washington state crowdfunding law.

Washington’s new crowdfunding bill will allow companies to up to $1 million from both non-accredited and accredited investors. However, there are strict rules that need to be adhered to in order to correctly execute a crowdfunding campaign.

Topics Discussed Will Be:

  • The contents of the crowdfunding bill
  • How to actually use the new bill
  • Implications to the startup community

Panelists include:

Joe Wallin | Attorney & Partner | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Bill Beatty | Securities Administrator | Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Casey Dilloway | Co-Founder & President | Community Sourced Capital

Mitch Gitelman |Studio Manager & Co-Founder | Harebrained Schemes

 Moderated by:

 Cyrus Habib | State Representative | Washington State Legislature

Register Here

When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost: Free For Members, $25 for non-members

Where: Clark Nuber
10900 NE 4th St #1700, Bellevue,WA 98004

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Talking to Dan Levitan

Startup Interview

Last week I had the good fortune (thanks to Buzz Bruggeman (@buzzmodo)) to interview Dan Levitan (@levitan) of Maveron in front of a large group of people ( says more than 200!).

Rachel Lerman (@rachelerman) of the Puget Sound Business Journal wrote a nice story about it.

We captured audio of the interview.

I truly hope you enjoy this program as much as I did!

Listen to the Full Interview:

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