Co-sponsored by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and the Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
Due Diligence Goes Both Ways
with Christine Mendonça, Managing Director, Shore to Shore Advisory
The due diligence process should not be a one-way street. Far too often it’s the investors that do most of the investigating, when entrepreneurs have a responsibility to themselves, their organization, customers, and their mission to perform due diligence on their potential partners. As an entrepreneur you really need to know who your potential investor is before you sign on the dotted line. In her talk, Christine Mendonça, goes through the process of how to screen potential investors, perform investor due diligence, and navigate best fit. It can’t and shouldn’t be all about the money. Doing the work now, ensures that after the deals done you have right partners at the table to navigate growing your social venture.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Warren Hall, Room 208
1125 Amsterdam Ave (between 115 and 116 Streets)
New York, NY 10027
About Christine Mendonça
Christine LeViseur Mendonça is the founder of Shore to Shore Advisory, an impact investment advisory firm, working exclusively with clients who want to put financial return seeking capital to work in positively changing the world. Before starting her company, Christine became the 5th generation in her family to work in the steel industry. At 21, she managed the due diligence process for Gerdau Ameristeel’s 2004 NYSE Equity and Bond Offering. By the age of 26, Christine led or co-led the integration of $187 MM in acquisitions (6 companies, 27 locations) and supported in the integration of another $4.5 BN of assets.
Christine is an active speaker on impact investment and engaging women into the investment process. She has spoken at the United Nations, Conference Board, MaRSDD, and Centre for Social Innovation. She is a senior advisor for the Mentor Capital Network and mentor for Tampa Bay WaVE. Additionally, Christine has served as a board member of Latinos in College, Tampa Bay WaVE, and as a Master Guardian ad Litem.
She received her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2010. Christine earned her BS in Business Administration in International Business at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has also studied at ITSEM in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the American University in Paris, and the University of South Florida. Christine is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil.
1125 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027