How to Maximize the Value of Your Business Prior to a Sale

In this course, learn how to successfully prepare your business and maximize its value prior to a sale.


Meet your instructor

Michael Frankel is an SVP and Managing Director/Head of the Deloitte New-venture Accelerator (DNA). He led the effort to drive to create and growth of Hybrid (services coupled with software/data/analytics/content) business models across the firm. His team builds growth strategies and services and a Portfolio Operations team for 15+ Deloitte Hybrid businesses. They drive innovation and growth strategies through ecosystems, acquisitions, organic build strategies and corporate venturing. Michael has extensive experience sourcing, leading and negotiating 110+ transactions, as well as integration planning, management, product development, strategic planning and portfolio management.


Browse Lesson Plan

This course includes sections on


Why does preparing your company for sale matter?


Understanding Your Operations and Business Model


Why Technology is Important, Even if Your Are Not a Technology Business


Determining Your Buyer Profile


How to Find Natural Buyers and Closing Advice


Q&A with Michael Frankel

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