“Speed to Exit”: How to Get an IPO Closed in Record Time
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We’ve all heard the phrase “Speed to Market.”  But how many have heard “Speed to Exit?”  Probably not many, since I just created it.  It really is a phrase that should be part of every CFO’s vocabulary.  Speed to exit is the driving force to get a liquidity event, like…Read More

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Going International at Your Company: The “Why, How, and When”
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At some point in a company’s life the CEO will have to decide whether to expand internationally.  It’s a global economy and focusing just on the U.S. market can negatively impact growth and profits.  The reasons for international expansion could be new sales opportunities, manufacturing, clinical trials, taxes, regulatory, or…Read More

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Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Companies Facing Insolvency During COVID-19
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The current Covid-19 crisis has tested the financial solvency of many companies.   Chapter 11 bankruptcy may be the last resort (or next to last resort) for an orderly reorganization of a company’s debt before an outright liquidation in Chapter 7.  Both kinds of filings are expensive and procedure-bound. Bankruptcy attorneys,…Read More

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Managing Through a Crisis: A CFO’s Guidance
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CFOs are unlike other employees.  Most of us toil in the background while sales, marketing, and products get more attention.  Crises, however, really get a CFO’s blood pumping.  We’re suddenly in the spotlight being called on to raise or conserve cash, slash expenses, and keep the company solvent.  Our knowledge…Read More

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