News and Newsletters

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Speaking Engagements

“Exit Planning:  What Every CEO, Business Owner & Board Advisor Needs to Know,”  Jan Robertson, September 10, 2013, Bingham, McCutchen Law Firm, Palo Alto, CA.

“M&A Insight Panel,” Jan Robertson March 14, 2013, Sixth Annual Women’s Private Equity Summit, Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

“The Quickening Pulse of Healthcare M&A–Market Dynamics and Outlook for Strategics and Private Equity,” Jan Robertson, February 26, 2013, Association for Corporate Growth meeting at Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, CA

“How to Hire an M&A Banker,” Jan Robertson, January 10, 2013, Angels’ Forum at USV, Menlo Park, CA

Press Releases

BlueLake Partners acts as advisor to Modified Polymer Components (MPC) in the Formation of Their Partnership with Ampersand Capital Advisors (Ampersand) August 2011

BlueLake Partners Works with Axia Partners in sale of Cleanwise Full Service Division by Network Services Company, January 2009

BlueLake Partners Represents IBIS Systems Corporation in Sale of Assets to Nissin, November 2008

BlueLake Partners Represents Confluent Photonics in Sale to Auxora Systems, August 2008

BlueLake Partners Represents Green Pasture Software, Inc. in Sale to IBM, December 2003

BlueLake Partners Announces the Addition of Two Senior Executives – June 22, 2003

BlueLake Partners and Meritage Associates Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership – December 6, 2002

BlueLake Partners official launch announcement – August 1, 2002

The Perspective from BlueLake – A Newsletter

Please see BLP Blog for most recent material

Newsletter 16   Adventures in China, February 2008

Newsletter 15  The Advent of Personalized Medicine, October 2006

Newsletter 14  The Changing Role of Infomediaries, July 2006

Newsletter 12  The Implosion of Voice, October 2005

Newsletter 11  Angel Investors August 2004

Newsletter 10  Working With Your Board: Advice for CEO’s, May 2004

Newsletter  9  Big Fish . . . Little Fish, March 2004

Newsletter   8  Strategic M&A is Back, January 2008

Newsletter  7  Later-Stage Business Plans, September 2003

Newsletter 6  Rub My Head . . . It’s Lucky,  August 2003

Newsletter  5  The Perfect Storm, June 2003

Newsletter   4  1st Quarter 2003 – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, March 2003

Newsletter   3  The Financial Markets, October 2003

Newsletter   2  So where are we after SEMICON West 2002?, August 2002

Newsletter   1  State of Mergers & Acquisitions, June 2002

Quotes and Articles

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Acquisitions are back in tech fashion: Margaret Johns December 15, 2003, Mass High Tech

While Big M&A Banks Are Becalmed, Boutiques Catch Strong Tail Wind Ottawa Semiconductor speech by Margaret Johns, December 2002

BlueLake hopes to fill investment banking space – September 07, 2002, Connecticut Post on-line

Telecom deals show signs of life with recent M&As, 2002, MassHighTech Events: Ottawa Semiconductor Speaker Series – Thursday, November 21, 2002: While the velocity and magnitude of mergers and acquisitions have decreased dramatically, transactions do continue. The need for strategic acquisitions persists, with familiar technology and vertical market drivers. 90 nanometers, SoC, 300mm as well as entry into specific wireless, optoelectronics and storage markets continue as the most potent drivers.Ms. Johns will discuss general industry trends as well as certain recent acquisitions in her discussion of mergers and acquisitions in the semiconductor sector. Contact: Brenda Thibault – 613-751-6696