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Private equity having a bang-up year: recap of the Western M&A/Private Equity Forum

Optimism wasn’t on the official agenda of the Daily Journal’s recent Western M&A/Private Equity Forum, but it was definitely a common theme throughout the event. Major legal players in the PE industry gathered at the Le Meridien in San Francisco, and it was clear these dealmakers are having a historically strong moment. I had the […]

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Lucky for now: Dealmakers are optimistic about the near future

It’s fitting the annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) West Coast M&A Conference was held on St. Patrick’s Day. We were all feeling a bit lucky with a nice bounce-back in the markets, and a cautious sense of optimism was shared by many of the upwards of 300 attendees, consisting of specialists in private equity, banking, […]

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Hot deals, talent wars and ‘winning’ entrepreneurs: Just another day in Menlo Park

Optimism in the air—that was the first thing you would have noticed at an EY Entrepreneur of the Year® reception at the Rosewood Sand Hill last week. As I walked through the hotel’s reception area, I couldn’t miss the well parked Lamborghinis highlighted by a metallic blue one that simply screamed “IPO success.” Just to the […]

Many Silicon Valley companies lack a ‘share price strategy,’ survey reveals

RoseRyan and Assay Investor Perspectives just released their Share Price Survey Results after meeting individually with more than 20 senior finance leaders and directors and surveying others online. We intended to gain an understanding of what private and public companies are doing to actively manage their valuation and share price over time. It turns out […]

Building business relationships: what it takes to delight clients

Here at RoseRyan, we have 20 years of experience building business relationships in Silicon Valley. Throughout that time, attracting and retaining long-term clients has been one of our most consistent themes. How do we do it? Here are the basic building blocks of our approach. Think long-term. We expect to have long-term relationships with our […]

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The view from Mission Bay: the future of biotech looks pretty bright

I was fortunate to attend “Winning Strategies in Life Sciences: Pursuing Success in Today’s Changing Environment,” an all-day conference held October 5 at the University of California, San Francisco’s beautiful new Mission Bay campus. It was sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP, Silicon Valley Bank, BayBio, QB3 and RoseRyan. The focus areas covered maximizing growth […]