Executing Acquihires

Jan 23, 2023 12:00 PM (CST)


Thomas Gorman
Corporate Development
Mark Khavkin


"In an acquihire, you must focus on retention. You have to ensure that the people who join your company stay in your company long enough for the thesis to make sense." - Mark Khavkin

An acquihire is an acquisition, but with the sole purpose of acquiring talent. In most cases, buyers don't acquire the company or legal entity, which reduces risks. In addition, due diligence is no longer necessary, as the buyer is not inheriting the company's liabilities.

In this webinar, Thomas Gorman, Strategy & Corporate Development at Pantheon Platform, and Mark Khavkin, CFO at Pantheon Platform, discuss executing acquihires.

Key points

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • What is an acquihire
  • Pitfalls of doing an acquihire
  • Biggest difference between acquisitions and acquihire
  • How to retain key people
  • Valuing acquihires

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