Workbrain Corp. – A Case in Exit Strategy

Workbrain Corp. – A Case in Exit Strategy

Workbrain Corp. – A Case in Exit Strategy

Imagine that you are Matt Chapman. Prepare a memo (or outline the points that would go into a memo) on the subject of the exit strategy Workbrain should pursue and why.
Write a 4-5 page paper in which you do the following:
1. Discuss whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.
2. Determine if now is the right time for an IPO.
3. Determine which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.
4. Determine if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.
5. Discuss what other financing alternatives are available.
6. Discuss if the company even needs to raise money.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow JWMI style guide and writing format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The following are specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment:
• Evaluate exit strategies for new business ventures.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in new business ventures and entrepreneurship.
• Write clearly and concisely about new business ventures and entrepreneurship using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following grading criteria. JWI 575: New Business Ventures and Entrepreneurship Assignments and Rubrics
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Weight: 17%     Assignment 4: Workbrain Corp. – A Case in Exit Strategy
Criteria     Unsatisfactory     Low Pass     Pass     High Pass     Honors
1. Discuss whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.
Weight: 15%     Did not submit or incompletely discussed whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.     Partially discussed whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.     Satisfactorily discussed whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.     Completely discussed whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.     Exemplarily discussed whether Workbrain should prepare for an IPO.
2. Determine if now is the right time for an IPO.
Weight: 15%     Did not submit or incompletely determined if now is the right time for an IPO.     Partially determined if now is the right time for an IPO.     Satisfactorily determined if now is the right time for an IPO.     Completely determined if now is the right time for an IPO.     Exemplarily determined if now is the right time for an IPO.
3. Determine which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.
Weight: 15%     Did not submit or incompletely determined which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.     Partially determined which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.     Satisfactorily determined which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.     Completely determined which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.     Exemplarily determined which exchange would serve the company better (TSX or NASDAQ) and why.
4. Determine if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.
Weight: 15%     Did not submit or incompletely determined if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.     Partially determined if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.     Satisfactorily determined if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.     Completely determined if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.     Exemplarily determined if the shareholders would be better off if the company pursued potential acquirers rather than an IPO.

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