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Preparing Yourself For The Sale of Your Company

Presented By: Brown Rudnick / Twelve Points

Selling a company is one of the most important—and largest—transactions a business owner will have in his or her life. Join a panel of entrepreneurs and M&A advisors as they share insight and advice on how to prepare for this potentially life-changing event 


John Cushing
Brown Rudnick

Clients at every stage of the business life cycle rely on John Cushing as a partner and strategist, advising them on matters such as business and succession planning, entity selection and formation, private equity and venture capital financing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities, technology licensing, SEC compliance, corporate governance, recapitalizations, executive compensation and general corporate matters.

John works collaboratively with clients across a variety of industries, including EMS and NEMT medical transportation, product distribution and logistics, high technology, consumer products, digital and print media, e-commerce and e-solutions, SAAS, information technology, life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, professional and financial services, and alternative energy.


John Boyce
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Tiger Gene Ventures

In 2013 John was awarded the honor as one of the top 15 Technology Luminaries in the state of Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Technology.John is a genomics, diagnostics, and therapeutics serial entrepreneur who specializes in building and positioning companies for either acquisition or IPO. He is an energetic business leader who has successfully raised over $800MM in funding from venture capital, strategics, as well as from private investors. John has extensive connections and inroads to the top leaders in pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, as well as venture capital and investment banking.Before John co-founded Tiger Gene, funded by Tiger Management, John was President and CEO of Exosome Diagnostics, a liquid biopsy company which he turned around and drove to a successful acquisition for $575MM ($250MM upfront) to Bio-Techne within ~2.5 years, resulting in a ~6X return to investors.

John has founded 4 additional companies that have all been venture backed from top tier firms with a number of these being acquired for all over 6X ROI within 3.5 years.

With 7 successful exits under his belt, John Co-founded and funded Tiger Gene Ventures with famed investor Julian Robertson of Tiger Management.TigerGene LLC is a venture capital fund that forms and invests in the most promising early-stage life science technologies, ranging from protein engineering platforms for therapeutic development, genomics tools, to AI and healthcare.TigerGene forms the companies around these technologies and works closely with the technical founders and management team to realize the commercial promise of the science.

In 2014 John was made a Fellow at Harvard University and teaches "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (ES-139)" where has grown the class from 8 to over 420 students and it has now become one of the largest free-electives at Harvard.

David Clayman
CEO & Wealth Advisor
Twelve Points

Dave Clayman is Co-Founder and CEO of Twelve Points. As an entrepreneur himself, Dave is know for being a trusted advisor to his business owner clients, guiding them from raising money to optimizing the company's retirement plan to helping them plan for and execute their ultimate company exit. Dave continues to further his professional credentials as a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and a Chartered Private Wealth Advisor.

Dennis Crowley
Planned Value Group

Dennis Crowley is a seasoned Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with over 30 years in technology, professional services, and risk mitigation. Skilled in business scaling, M&A, and strategic planning, he's a partner at Planned Value Group. Previously he led at Trellis Software and Apollo Security International. Dennis is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and has his JD from Suffolk University Law School.


Conference Location

10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: (617) 262-9600