Seeking Competitive Advantage?


The Corporate Partnering Institute is dedicated to the use of partnering to generate growth and competitive advantage.

We provide you with the tools, guides and assistance necessary to establish, manage, and grow advantageous joint ventures, strategic alliances and customer partnerings.

Facing obstacles to growth? We will show you how to locate the right partner to help overcome those obstacles. Then assist you in landing that partner.

You select "A la Carte" which of our tools or services best fit your needs.

Click below to see a complete list of our tools, checklists, forms and agreements. For services, look over to the column on the right.

CPI's Executive Partnering Kit

Our Executive Partnering Kit is a set of our three most popular partnering tools: Our practical "How To" Handbook, our Key Partnering Checklists, and our Due Diligence Checklists. We recommend it as a good starting point for most people.

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Corporate Partnering -
A How-To Handbook.

A practical 296 page handbook on forming Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, Partnerings.

  • Includes over 100 partnering examples
  • How to use 25 basic partnering agreements and 10 basic partnering structures, 7 funding techniques, 8 ways to handle deadlocks, the 5 basic buy/sell structures
  • The "Deadly Dozen" most dangerous mistakes
  • How to use a unique tool called a "deal sheet" - a tool that walks you step-by-step through the deal formulation process. You won't find this anywhere else!


The CPI Deal Making Kit

Forms: includes 6 Letters of Intent, 4 Deal Sheets, 1 Memo of Understanding, 8 basic deal agreements, a Multi-Purpose Addendum / Letter of Amendment, and exhibit and schedule forms.

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The CPI Partnering Agreements Set

Real agreements that have been used by a variety of real companies in a range of industries, situations and deal structures illustrating common practices, provisions and deal structures. Over 180 agreements organized into 12 modules grouped by subject area.

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Executive Guides

CPI's Executive Guides are designed to help you generate strategic advantage in your business. Each guide is a concise and succinct working document on a special subject area of practical advantage.

Each guide contains the knowledge and insights on key practices to gain and maintain competitive advantage. Each takes years of information gathering. We publish no more than one per year. Each one is organized to permit you to quickly absorb and apply what we've learned.

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Need More Resources?


No matter what it is, there is always someone who has what you need:

  • More Customers
  • Additional Capital
  • New or Additional Distribution Channels
  • Pre-Existing Relationships or Old Fashioned CLOUT
  • Experience with a New Business Model
  • Agility and Innovation
  • New Products or Services
  • Specialized Knowledge, Expertise or Experience
  • Low-Cost or Unique Production Capacity
  • or ?????

We help you develop and implement a Partner Acquisition Campaign to find helpers and allies.

Once you have found the right partner, our tools and services help achieve your most important goal - speeding up your task of landing them.


A Partnering Telephone Consult.

This is an immediate partnering assist to get you quickly up to speed. We offer a concise customized training and consulting session - by phone - with an experienced partnering professional from the Corporate Partnering Institute. Ask specific questions - get specific answers. YOU determine what issues or problems we focus on. Here are some examples:

  • Guidance on locating and qualifying the right partner.
  • Develop and negotiate deal sheets. The first draft is the most critical.
  • Overcome barriers to early closure of your deal.
  • How to use a deal sheet and how not to use one.
  • Avoid hidden pitfalls
  • Help in prioritizing our checklists to your particular situation
  • A real-time walk through tour of our partnering tools to identify which elements of which tools you need for your specific situation, a great time saver.
  • Explain how to use the tools you have selected and apply them to your particular situation
  • A real-time review of a deal sheet, term sheet, letter of intent or agreement that you have been presented
  • We can even give you a fixed price quote to prepare your own deal sheet, term sheet, letter of intent or agreement.
  • Get on track and up to speed. Quicker, Faster and Easier.

Partnering Advisory Services.

We help you and support you through the delicate partnering process by:

  • Qualifying prospective partners
  • Assessing your true partnering needs
  • Identifying the partner profiles most likely to cause you grief
  • Avoiding common errors and pitfalls
  • Bringing your deal to early closure
  • Guiding you in fixing or extricating yourself from troubled partnerings
  • Avoiding the delay and missteps of your own on-the-job training

CPI Partnering Arbitration and Mediation Services

It can often be helpful for partners to have an independent third party to turn to when they need help. For Example:

  • In assembling a partnering you can run into difficult issues that can be resolved more easily with the help of an independent and reasonable viewpoint.
  • Lawyers can get locked up into unreasonable positions. As an outsider we can ask tough questions to open the issues, find reasonable compromises, and break the deadlock.

A Partner Acquisition Campaign

Here is how we do it:

  • We develop a One Page Strategy Sheet for your specific situation.
  • We analyze your existing competitive position.
  • We follow an "Eight Point" process to determine (a) who has what you need, (b) what it is you have, or can obtain, that they may need, and (c) how best to get them to seek you out.
  • We develop and implement a campaign to draw pre-qualified and motivated partners to you. Click below to find out more.

Call and ask how we can help you... Call Us at 1-800-948-1700, Ask For Heidi.


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