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About Bill Snow
Bill Snow is an author, speaker, and and M&A investment banker. Bill writes and speaks about business, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions, creativity, and more. Since 2013, Bill has been a Managing Director at Jordan Knauff & Company. Before that, he worked for two other Chicago area boutique investment banks.
Bill advises Middle-Market business owners and executives on sell-side and buy-side transactions in a variety of industries, including business services, distribution, marketing/advertising, consumer products, data marketing, software, live event services, telecommunications, security services, food and beverage equipment, and commercial cleaning.
In 2003, Bill established and managed an Internet business that sold entrepreneurial products and services, including a self-published a book on venture capital (Venture Capital 101). During this period, Mr. Snow also wrote a business column for ePrairie.com and worked as a consultant for a wastewater treatment company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Snow served as the Director of Entrepreneurial Services for Vcapital, an online exchange linking entrepreneurs and venture capital firms.
Bill began his career in 1989 in sales, initially as a field representative for Mutual of New York and then as the head of group sales at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. In 1994, he joined Fortune 1000 video retailer Movie Gallery Inc. as a district manager, where he oversaw 120 employees in a 17 store district. In addition to his day-to-day operational duties, Mr. Snow was responsible for opening new stores and integrating acquired chains into the company.
Bill has authored three books (and counting!), including Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.) He is a graduate of DePaul University (B.S. – Finance and M.B.A.) and has lectured at and participated as a panelist at Northwestern University, DePaul University, IIT-Kent, University of Illinois-Chicago, Harvard Business School, JP Morgan, First Merit Bank, the Illinois CPA Society, Vistage, and numerous other professional groups.
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Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (9781119543862) was previously published as Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (9780470385562). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
The easy way to make smart business transactions
Are you a business owner, investor, venture capitalist, or member of a private equity firm looking to grow your business by getting involved in a merger with, or acquisition of, another company? Are you looking for a plain-English guide to how mergers and acquisitions can affect your investments? Look no further.
Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies explains the entire process step by step—from the different types of transactions and structures to raising funds and partnering. Plus, you'll get expert advice on identifying targets, business valuation, doing due diligence, closing the purchase agreement, and integrating new employees and new ways of doing business.
- Step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making successful mergers and acquisitions
- Covers international laws and regulations
- How to take advantage of high-value deals
Going beyond the case studies of other books, Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is your one-stop reference for making business growth a success.
Author Bill Snow is a highly experienced M&A investment banker and has represented the interests of dozens of company owners. He is the author of three other books, including "Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies," a book which describes the process of selling or acquiring a company. "How To Hire An Advisor to Sell Your Company" provides insights and ideas where an aspect that wasn't covered in the "For Dummies" book: How to hire an investment banker.
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Venture Capital 101 is an easy to read, fun, and information packed book about venture capital. If you're an entrepreneur and you're thinking about contacting venture capitalists for financing, this book is your first stop for learning the basics of venture capital.