I’m Nat Burgess. I help entrepreneurs and investors around the world sell their companies, turning their innovation and hard work into hard dollars (Euros, Pesos, etc.). I also read, play music, practice yoga, kayak, ski and sail.

Thrilled to be on PowerPitch today with Tyler Mathison

Jan 15th 2014

Check it out at 1:20 ET: http://yhoo.it/1aoo4CR. We will be talking with Carvana. Are you in? Or out?

Whenever I read that companies acquire startups primarily for “talent” – I think to myself wouldn’t it be cheaper to simply hire away tha…

Dec 05th 2013

Answer by Nat Burgess: In theory it is cheaper to hire people individually.  In practice, when the job market gets competitive as the economy improves (2000, 2007, 2013), large companies with specialized needs have no choice but to acquire teams … Continue reading

Drones vs Bras – battle of the headlines

Dec 05th 2013

This could be classified as a follow-up to my post on event analysis. Is the market efficient? Does the media raise awareness and knowledge among investors? Or is all the world but a stage, and the audience just players an … Continue reading

What is event study approach (related to M&A profitability measurement)?

Dec 04th 2013

Answer by Nat Burgess: The event study question is timely (December 2013) because we are in an M&A bubble, where acquisition announcements drive stock price – similar to in 2000 and 2007.  Rather than analyze actual returns from M&A after … Continue reading

What are the pro’s and con’s of Microsoft acquisition of NOKIA?

Dec 04th 2013

Answer by Nat Burgess: The $7.2 billion identity crisis; should MSFT be a hardware company, a software company, or both?  Selling software at 90%+ margins to drive low margin hardware created by third parties is the model that turned MSFT … Continue reading

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