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Here’s 8 steps to prepare your startup for acquisition
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Here’s 8 steps to prepare your startup for acquisition

Matthew Duke is a San Antonio-based transactional business attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Follow Duke on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn as @Stxbusinesslawyer and @STXbusinesslaw on Twitter.Financial professionals and lawyers like me can negotiate every detail of your proposed deals. But how exactly can a founder ensure that their startup is ready for an acquisition? This simplified checklist can guide you on what it takes to be acquisition-ready. What exactly is M&A? Mergers and acquisitions (often referred to as M&A) is an approach startups can use to buy cash flow, revenue, and other companies’ traffic. Founders can potentially gain a larger share of markets with the right kind of M&A deal. It’s also a way entrepreneurs can pivot, consolidate, and...
Raising capital for your startup? Here’s a funding checklist
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Raising capital for your startup? Here’s a funding checklist

Matthew Duke is a San Antonio-based transactional business attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He (and law clerk Connor McQuage, a student at St. Mary’s School of Law) shares a checklist for startups looking for funding. Follow Duke on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn as @Stxbusinesslawyer and @STXbusinesslaw on Twitter.Getting funding for your business can be a daunting task. You’ll be quizzed by funding sources with no guarantee of an agreement. Investors will ask for equity in your business, and lenders will pressure you with interest.Lawyers like me and financial professionals can negotiate every detail of your proposed deals, but where should a founder focus if your startup needs funding? This simplified six-step checklist can guide you through the most signifi...
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