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Giving your spinout the right spin

  • David McElroy
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Spinning out a new company presents challenges for both the parent company and the new entity, but setting the right boundaries and expectations upfront can prevent later difficulties and maximize the value of the asset to both parties.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David McElroy
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  1. 1.David McElroy is Vice President of Operation and Business Development at Verdia Inc., 200 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City, CA 94063 (david.mcelroy@verdiainc.com). The views expressed here are those of the author and not those of the author's current employer.

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