Build, Buy or Borrow? Driving Growth through Assets, Acquisitions & Alliances - New York


November 14, 2017


7:30AM - 10:30AM EST


The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10013

CPE Credits: 3

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Hosted by The CFO Alliance

Cost: Free

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Program Details:

Build, Buy or Borrow? Driving Growth through Assets, Acquisitions & Alliance
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Our Q4 Roundtable will focus on alternative paths to growth and analyze the opportunities and challenges associated with each. These growth strategies can be viable, but clear advantages emerge given your specific timeline and ROI scenarios. Please join us to explore the options and opportunities most relevant to your business and achieving your 2018 corporate growth objectives.

Build/Assets: Includes driving organic growth from existing products and services, product innovation, growing existing customer relationships, sales/marketing investments, organic geographic expansion.

Buy/Acquire: Growth through M&A activities, buying competitive/complementary product lines and businesses.

Borrow/Alliance: JVs, strategic partnerships, co-branding and co-development.

Member Case Study:

Peter Nesbitt

Peter serves on The CFO Alliance Global Advisory Board

Bitly is a link management platform that offers tools, data and analytics to marketers so that they can own their customer experience. In addition to our well-known shortened, branded links, we offer analytics tools and have a proprietary database of over 4 billion monthly first-party cookies (the “Bitly Network”), collected every time a Web user clicks on a Bitlink. These tools help the world’s leading companies deliver and measure their marketing efforts across all digital channels. What is revolutionary and unique about what we do is also what makes it so simple and elegant: the link. We’ve become the world’s leading experts at optimizing the link --the most ubiquitous, most elemental unit of the Web-- for the benefit of businesses everywhere.


8.00 - 8.45 Networking
8.45 - 9.00 Nick /Joel or GAB Member Opening Remarks
9.00 - 9.30 CFOA Member Case Study Q&A
9:30 - 10.15 Table Discussions
10.15 - 10.45  Group Share 
10:45 - 11.00 RT Summary, Key Takeaways, and Next Steps 
11.00 - 11.30 Networking/Meet the team, Global Advisory Board + CFOA Team Members will be available to meet with you

Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways:

  1. Cost benefit analysis of each individual strategy.
  2. Guidelines for evaluating appropriate growth opportunities, given resources, timing and ROI requirements.
  3. How to leverage current relationships, capital markets and in house capabilities in pursuit of higher revenues.
  4. Best practices for identifying potential acquisition targets and strategic partnerships.
  5. Buy-Build or borrow decision matrix/checklist.

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