I recently attended the Silicon Valley Code Camp at Foothill College and it was pretty interesting. Lots of sessions to choose from this year.
One specific session stood out for me. Ashish Kelkar gave a great talk about his experiences in Mergers and Acquisitions in the Consumer Internet – specifically about his 6 years at Google being part of the team that did just that.
There is lots of good information on why they buy companies, how much they pay, how the process works, and when to negotiate.
Definitely good stuff.
Here is a link to the deck or you can browse the embedded version below: