Proactive Growth Through Acquisition

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Feb 23, 2014 Comments Off on Proactive Growth Through Acquisition

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

How can you quickly and effectively grow your business?  Consider acquisition.  Acquisition or external growth is a powerful tool for any company – regardless of industry. Often, acquisition is one of the quickest and most effective ways to grow.  Learn key concepts when evaluating strategic growth alternatives and find out if acquisition is the right path for your business.

John Dearing (MBA'96) will cover a variety of topics with important take-home tools for executives and business leaders.

Learn about:

·         New ideas for strategic growth

·         Acquisition as a growth strategy

·         Developing strategic acquisition criteria

·         Tools for exploration and execution of an acquisition

John Dearing is Managing Director of Capstone Strategic, a McLean, VA based Growth Engineering consulting firm.  He oversees project teams and leads strategic growth efforts for public & private clients, both internationally and domestically.

John spoke at the Center for Innovative Technology’s exporting technology conferences in Williamsburg and Richmond and was subsequently asked to lead the VALET Program’s recent lecture on “Strategic International Partnerships, Exploring External Growth” and “Partnerships as Growth Opportunities” sponsored by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).

Additionally, he presented “M&A Opportunities in Virginia” during the China Investment Promotion Agency and VEDP Delegation Seminar, “International Growth Strategies: Finding the Right Partner” to the Central Virginia Trade Network, and “Mergers and Acquisitions in the CUSO World” to the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO). John has also taught the M&A course for the National Center for Continuing Education, as well as lectured on valuation for the American Management Association.

John received his Master of Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and his B.S. from Bucknell University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Chairman of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s VITAL Program M&A Task Force, member of the Washington Society of Investment Analysts, Treasurer of Bucknell’s alumni board, and the founder of an investment partnership.

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