Software M&A Blog

Twitter is ubiquitous

I follow professional boxing and recently read an article that talked about the global popularity of fighters. I found it interesting that they used the number of Twitter followers to help determine this.

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 06:41
Posted by Marvin LaMadrid,
Casual Connect Games Conference

I attended Casual Connect, the Casual Games Conference, in Seattle last week. It was an exciting scene that certainly lived up to its name, as I saw plenty of old friends and met a lot of new folks doing some great work in this burgeoning market.... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 03:03
Posted by Elon Gasper, Executive Vice President, Research & Technology
Importance of recurring revenue

If your software business has a traditional licence-service-maintenance revenue model, do keep in mind how potential buyers will view the recurring revenue from maintenance.
 

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 05:35
Posted by John Melotte,
The importance of relative profitability

Many of us recognize how important relative profitability is for the attractiveness of an acquisition target, i.e. the difference between two companies in... Click here to read more

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 03:49
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Opening your eyes to Ukraine

I am in the international terminal at Kievs airport. Interestingly, despite living in Europe for 25 years, this is my first trip to Ukraine. I was moving to Munich in 1986 just as Chernobyls radioactive dust was settling in Bavaria. So maybe that played a... Click here to read more

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 07:10
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
Deferred Revenue treatment in Software M&A deals

Many software companies have a lot of recurring revenue from the 20 percent (or so) annual maintenance tail that they have from their previous perpetual license sales.

 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 02:34
Posted by Bruce Lazenby, Vice President
Instant "Success"

Announced in April, SuccessFactors has just closed their transaction to acquire Plateau Systems for an aggregate value of $290m. The CEO has said that theyve seen four times the expected interest from current and new... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 00:42
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Are you the big dog in your vertical market?

In our sell side software M&A activities, I frequently run across small software companies that are market leaders in their niche. At first look, this seems to be an attractive affirmation of the quality of the technology and business model. Buyers... Click here to read more

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 04:34
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Maybe you are Bill Gates

My colleague Jon Scott recently commented on how CEOs need to grow up with their companies.  The same unbounded enthusiasm and Wild West approach that got them this... Click here to read more

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 01:58
Posted by Bruce Lazenby, Vice President

Archived Posts

quotesAfter several conversations, even flying to multiple offices, we began to learn that our team was going to stay intact, we were going to be part of a growing part of the business, and really able to make a difference and move the needle. All those things were very important to us to moving forward, while the mechanics of the deal, the valuations, the terms and things like that, we had a great partner in Corum to help lead us through that. quotes

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