Posted on January 10th, 2012 · Posted in News

“Meeting of Top Acquirers in Software and Internet Services, Top Venture Capitalists, CEOs”

Palo Alto, CA – January 10, 2012 – Woodside Capital Partners, a global technology investment bank, is pleased to announce that it is hosting the 2012 Better Acquisitions Gathering, an annual summit of the top acquirers, venture capitalists, CEOs, and select other senior executives in software and internet services. The Gathering will be held January 18 and 19 under the 16th-century ceiling in the ballroom of Stonebrook Court Estate in Los Altos Hills, and is co-sponsored by Deloitte and Fenwick & West.

The Gathering brings together 100 high-level participants, including top corporate development executives from Alibaba, Adobe Systems, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, Citrix, eBay, EchoStar, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google, IAC Interactive, IBM Corporation, News Corporation,, SAP, TIBCO, Twitter, Tencent, Yahoo! and Zynga, among others. Key venture capitalists from top firms and emerging growth CEOs will also be in attendance.

Dialogue at this exclusive annual event focuses on acquisitions as seen from both sides of the transaction, and on emerging trends in technology and society and how they affect the $219 billion tech M&A market. Attendees discuss how acquisitions are a critical growth strategy for software and internet companies, and how acquisitions can be carried-out more effectively to benefit all participants in the technology eco-system-acquirers, entrepreneurs and investors alike. Panels surround acquisition strategy, execution, integration, acquirers’ reflections on 2011 and plans for 2012.

For information about the Better Acquisitions Gathering, please contact Coral Soutar at

Here is a link to the deck

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Woodside Capital Partners International, LLC
Kelly Porter, Managing Director

Woodside Capital Partners delivers institutional technology research services and value-added M&A advisory services for emerging growth companies. Securities transactions are offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA ( and SIPC (, and through Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP, a financial services firm authorized and regulated by the FSA ( Woodside Capital Partners International LLC, Woodside Capital Securities LLC, and Woodside Capital Partners UK LLP are affiliated companies.