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Gerbsman Partners just released some informational material in regards to its “Date certain” M&A process. It makes for some good and thoughtfull reading for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

“Every venture capital investor hopes that all of his investments will succeed. The reality is that a large percentage of all venture investments must be shut down. In extreme cases, such a shut down will take the form of a formal bankruptcy or an assignment for the benefit of creditors. In most cases, however, the investment falls into the category of “living dead”, i.e. companies that are not complete failures but that are not self-sustaining and whose prospects do not justify continued investment. Almost never do investors shut down such a “living dead” company quickly.”

Please click here for the complete text.

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