M&A Resources

Resources for startup founders

Selling Your Business: How to Stand Out to Potential Buyers

Selling Your Startup

Selling Your Business: How to Stand Out to Potential Buyers

Having an exit strategy before you begin the selling process ensures your startup is in the prime condition to be sold. Here's how to prep ...

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Selling Your Business: How to Stand Out to Potential Buyers

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Startup Exit Strategies: Master Negotiations and Identify a Poor Offer

Selling Your Startup

Startup Exit Strategies: Master Negotiations and Identify a Poor Offer

Having an exit strategy before you begin the selling process ensures your startup is in the prime condition to be sold. Here's how to prep ...

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Startup Exit Strategies: Master Negotiations and Identify a Poor Offer

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Why Understanding Startup Term Sheets Can Benefit Your Exit Strategy

Selling Your Startup

Why Understanding Startup Term Sheets Can Benefit Your Exit Strategy

Having an exit strategy before you begin the selling process ensures your startup is in the prime condition to be sold. Here's how to prep ...

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Why Understanding Startup Term Sheets Can Benefit Your Exit Strategy

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Press

YDX Innovation Completes Acquisition of Render

YDX Innovation Acquires Render, A Leading Esports Production Studio. Led by NorthStar Venture Partners. Covered by Yahoo! Finance.

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YDX Innovation Completes Acquisition of Render

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Press

YDX Innovation Completes Acquisition of Render, Led by NorthStar

YDX Innovation Completes Acquisition of Render, A Leading Esports Production Studio. Led by NorthStar Venture Partners.

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YDX Innovation Completes Acquisition of Render, Led by NorthStar

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valuation of a startup

General

5 Methods to Determine the Valuation of a Startup

Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a startup to sell or a buyer in the market for acquisitions, determining the valuation of a startup is ...

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5 Methods to Determine the Valuation of a Startup

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early stage startup

Acquiring a Startup

What You Need to Know Before Acquiring an Early Stage Startup

Acquiring startups can be an effective growth strategy for your business. It can allow you to expand your market share, grow your customer ...

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What You Need to Know Before Acquiring an Early Stage Startup

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mergers

Acquiring a Startup

Best Strategies For Successful Mergers Between Two Startups

At NorthStar Venture Partners, we know what it’s like to be on the startup side of the negotiating table because our founder, Julien Meyer, ...

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Best Strategies For Successful Mergers Between Two Startups

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invest in startups

General

Why You Should Invest in Startups and How to Do It

At NorthStar Venture Partners, we believe in startups because we work with them every day. Here are some reasons why you should invest in ...

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Why You Should Invest in Startups and How to Do It

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Merger Examples

Selling Your Startup

5 Successful Business Merger Examples and the Factors That Contributed to Their Success

Corporate mergers happen all the time. Some are successful almost immediately, while others offer mixed results or even outright failure. ...

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5 Successful Business Merger Examples and the Factors That Contributed to Their Success

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Different Mergers

Selling Your Startup

5 Different Types of Mergers and Which One is Right For You

Business owners who are considering a merger often have many questions about the best way to proceed. After all, there’s on ...

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5 Different Types of Mergers and Which One is Right For You

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Press

NorthStar Venture Partners featured on Yahoo Finance

Revolutionary for founders by founders approach pioneered by Julien Meyer, a successful entrepreneur who envisions a new way of doing M&A.

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NorthStar Venture Partners featured on Yahoo Finance

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Gauging Merger Success

Insider

Gauging Merger Success: What Makes a Successful Merger

Whether you’re planning a merger or just considering the possibility of one, you may be wondering what the hallmarks of a successful merger ...

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Gauging Merger Success: What Makes a Successful Merger

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Conglomerate Marger

Selling Your Startup

Conglomerate Mergers: What Separates Them From Startup Mergers?

We live in a world where the business landscape is increasingly dominated by conglomerates. Think of Amazon and its varied divisions, which ...

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Conglomerate Mergers: What Separates Them From Startup Mergers?

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Small business growth

Insider

Small Business Growth Strategies for Startups to Adopt

As the owner of a startup, you know that achieving your growth goals is essential to your company’s long-term success. That said, it’s not ...

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Small Business Growth Strategies for Startups to Adopt

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Growth through acquisition

Selling Your Startup

Growth Through Acquisition: Is Your Startup Ready to Buy

While growth through acquisition is a legitimate strategy, it’s not for everyone. Before you get out your checkbook and start to acquire ...

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Growth Through Acquisition: Is Your Startup Ready to Buy

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Scaling a business

Selling Your Startup

How Scaling a Business Using M&A Works For Startups

There is more than one way to scale a startup business. One option is use mergers and acquisitions to acquire new tech or gain access to a ...

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How Scaling a Business Using M&A Works For Startups

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acquiring a startup

Acquiring a Startup

7 Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a Startup

Are you considering acquiring a startup as a way of growing your business or acquiring new tech? If the answer’s yes, then you’ll need to ...

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7 Questions to Ask Before Acquiring a Startup

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Selling Your Startup

Startup M&A Advisory

At NorthStar Venture Partners, we understand what it’s like to sell a startup because we’ve done it ourselves. When you’re armed with the ...

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Startup M&A Advisory

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Selling Your Startup

Pros and Cons of Merging Startups as a Growth Strategy

There are multiple growth strategies to consider if you want to increase your company’s profits. One option is merging startups -- but is ...

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Pros and Cons of Merging Startups as a Growth Strategy

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Acquiring a Startup

How to Find an Early Stage Startup to Acquire

Growing a company through acquisitions can be a good way to increase your revenue and profits. It can be an affordable strategy, especially ...

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How to Find an Early Stage Startup to Acquire

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Selling Your Startup

How to Simplify the Acquisition Process With a Startup M&A Advisor

Selling a startup might seem like a simple process, but it’s more complicated than you might think. The acquisition process is filled with ...

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How to Simplify the Acquisition Process With a Startup M&A Advisor

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Acquiring a Startup

7 Acquisition Growth Strategy Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Growing a company requires hard work and smart decision making. When startup owners are focused on meeting shareholder expectations, it’s ...

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7 Acquisition Growth Strategy Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

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exit strategy

Selling Your Startup

Which Exit Strategy Is Best for Your Startup: IPO vs M&A

Determining which exit strategy is best for your company relies heavily on the current state of your startup and your future goals. Here’s ...

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Which Exit Strategy Is Best for Your Startup: IPO vs M&A

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How to Sell Your Tech Company

Selling Your Startup

How to Sell Your Tech Company and Negotiate the Best Deal

Knowing how to sell your startup by negotiating a great deal is the key to walking away without leaving money on the table. Here are the ...

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How to Sell Your Tech Company and Negotiate the Best Deal

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startup ma glossary

Selling Your Startup

The Ultimate Startup M&A Glossary Cheat Sheet

During startup M&A negotiations, knowing key terminology will help give you a leg up on the deal. Here's our glossary cheat sheet to ...

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The Ultimate Startup M&A Glossary Cheat Sheet

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ma advisory

Selling Your Startup

5 Benefits of Hiring a M&A Advisory Firm to Sell Your Startup

M&A advisory firms are a founder's best tool for navigating the selling process. From helping with prep work to negotiating with buyers, ...

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5 Benefits of Hiring a M&A Advisory Firm to Sell Your Startup

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startup acquisition

Selling Your Startup

Startup Acquisition Pros and Cons for Founders Ready to Sell

The startup acquisition process comes with a lot of risks and benefits, so it's important to understand the stakes before you sell. Here's ...

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Startup Acquisition Pros and Cons for Founders Ready to Sell

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startup exit strategy

Selling Your Startup

How to Plan Your Startup Exit Strategy

Having an exit strategy before you begin the selling process ensures your startup is in the prime condition to be sold. Here's how to prep ...

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How to Plan Your Startup Exit Strategy

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startup valuation calculator

Selling Your Startup

Startup Valuation Calculator: What is My Startup Worth?

A startup valuation calculator determines what your company is worth so you can get the best deal when you sell. Here are the top valuation ...

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Startup Valuation Calculator: What is My Startup Worth?

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 when to sell your business

Selling Your Startup

When to Sell Your Business as a Startup

Knowing when to sell your business should be a top priority if you want to plan a profitable exit. Here's how to determine if it’s the ...

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When to Sell Your Business as a Startup

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