How to Buy a Business

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

January 19, 2008: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

If you are thinking about buying a business, you will not want to miss this seminar. This all-day program features leading authorities on every aspect of buying a private business -- by yourself or with a private equity group.


Gleacher Center of University of Chicago GSB
Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois


Event Details

The opportunities for individuals to buy a business have never been greater. Moreover, in today's worldwide and highly segmented marketplace, even small businesses can often complete effectively and be highly profitable. As a result, more and more individuals are leaving Corporate America to purchase small businesses. But, buying a company for yourself requires patience, persistence and, most of all, an understanding of the process and knowledge of the potential pitfalls. It is certainly not something that you learn in business school or from reading books. To understand the world of buying private companies, you need advice from those with experience in the field. • Is Buying a Business Right for You? • How to Find a Business to Buy • How to Select a Business that is Right for You • How to Choose and Use a Broker • How to Obtain Financing The purchase if a business is an expensive investment that entails high risk. A buyer cannot afford to be under-informed or poorly advised. This seminar will provide you with a deeper understanding of the purchase process. Additional special guests will include representatives from over a dozen Private Equity groups. For full details, agenda, speakers and brochure, go to


$125.00 for the public $ 95.00 to GSB alumni/faculty/students (Register by Jan. 12th to save an additional $30.00)


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Register by January 12th and save $30.00!!

Deadline: 1/18/2008


Bill Wentz, Class of 1988, XP-57 
Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Roundtable
630.527.8552, ext. 304

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