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Broken Handoff - Saving Your Assets - cover

Broken Handoff - Saving Your Assets

Michael Gorton, Darien George, Seth Gordon

Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group

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“Read this page turner to know what to do and—as importantly—what not to do in M&A. You will be glad you did.” —Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor and co-creator of The One Minute Millionaire and Chicken Soup for the Soul 
 
Every year, more than fifty thousand deserving entrepreneurs and executives attempt to sell a company they’ve worked tirelessly to build—yet more than 70 percent fail. Why? Because most deals are derailed by hidden dangers that leave both buyers and sellers blindsided. 
 
Broken Handoff: Saving Your Assets is a breakthrough book with rare and remarkably transparent insights into owning, buying, and selling a business. Exposing unexpected pitfalls and revealing hands-on solutions for the mergers and acquisitions process, Broken Handoff delivers tools to beat the odds and broker the deal you want. This definitive guide to business-ownership transactions is required reading for founders, CEOs, venture capitalists, mentors, and moguls. 
 
“Losses from M&A transactions that fall short of expectations represent an opportunity of $3 trillion a year. Broken Handoff clearly addresses the vulnerabilities and shortcomings that cause these failures—and, more importantly, advances viable solutions. This book should be read by everyone anticipating an M&A transaction, funding, or liquidity event.” —James Keyes, former CEO of 7-Eleven and Blockbuster, Horatio Alger recipient 
 
“Smashes through the financial and theoretical rhetoric of M&A success and failures. Filled with insights and lessons learned from the school of hard knocks, this book should be required reading for all parties in the M&A dance—especially those seeking to avoid a postmerger cultural collision and declining productivity.” —Michael Schornstein, startup founder, CMO, advisory board member of CommandHound

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