I’m Nat Burgess. I help entrepreneurs and investors around the world sell their companies, turning their innovation and hard work into hard dollars (Euros, Pesos, etc.). I also read, play music, practice yoga, kayak, ski and sail.

Rediscovering photography, and recapturing a life, in a lost picture of Bill Gates and Paul Allen

Oct 26th 2014

Click through to Geekwire for an article that I published this morning, on a photo my father took of Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Thrilled to be on PowerPitch today with Tyler Mathison

Jan 15th 2014

Check it out at 1:20 ET: http://yhoo.it/1aoo4CR. We will be talking with Carvana. Are you in? Or out?

Whenever I read that companies acquire startups primarily for “talent” – I think to myself wouldn’t it be cheaper to simply hire away tha…

Dec 05th 2013

Answer by Nat Burgess: In theory it is cheaper to hire people individually.  In practice, when the job market gets competitive as the economy improves (2000, 2007, 2013), large companies with specialized needs have no choice but to acquire teams … Continue reading

Drones vs Bras – battle of the headlines

Dec 05th 2013

This could be classified as a follow-up to my post on event analysis. Is the market efficient? Does the media raise awareness and knowledge among investors? Or is all the world but a stage, and the audience just players an … Continue reading

What is event study approach (related to M&A profitability measurement)?

Dec 04th 2013

Answer by Nat Burgess: The event study question is timely (December 2013) because we are in an M&A bubble, where acquisition announcements drive stock price – similar to in 2000 and 2007.  Rather than analyze actual returns from M&A after … Continue reading

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