Buy Then Build was created as a passion project to underscore the trends at this unique time in history:
Buy an existing company instead of starting from scratch
Uncover the biggest opportunities (and risks) of any business
Learn how to navigate the complex acquisition process
Use ownership as a path to financial independence
Walker Deibel is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Buy then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game.
His work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review.
He is also the creator of Acquisition Lab, the premier accelerator for acquisition entrepreneurship, focusing on delivering world-class education, tools & resources, group coaching, and a vetted community.
Walker helps online entrepreneurs exit with Quiet Light Brokerage—the first boutique M&A firm focused solely on online businesses—and coaches business buyers through his elite accelerator, the Acquisition Lab.
He’s also an active investor in private companies and real estate, a Emmy-nominated film producer, and currently owns companies in manufacturing, online education, and eCommerce.
He holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis where he was awarded the Declaration of Accomplishment in Entrepreneurship. He later returned to introduce “Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition” as an adjunct professor and has given keynote talks at both Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and MIT.
He is a Certified M&A Advisor, Certified M&A Professional, M&A Master Intermediary, Certified Exit Planning Advisor, and former SEC licensed stockbroker. He was awarded the Platinum Award from M&A Source and Thought Leader of the Year by both The Alliance of M&A Advisors and Axial.com.
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