SaaS acquisitions have been “frothy” (to say the least) over the past 5+ years. And while valuations may push lower given the current climate, the M&A market for SaaS is probably going to increase as more companies explore financing options in the Coronavirus era. This is not an article about how to get acquired. It’s […]
Institutional Readiness Best Practices
Read, listen and watch institutional readiness best practices for founders and leaders of growing technology companies. Join SaaS co-founders and operators for guidance on sales, marketing, customer success, culture, and institutional readiness. And be sure to use the SaaS Institutional Readiness Report Card to assess your organization and get instant, personalized recommendations.
While many of these mistakes or potential issue items are likely to be more prevalent in a business with a lean (or essentially non-existent) finance team, we’ve seen large businesses deal with many of these same challenges. Here are the top 8 mistakes I see most frequently (along with some potential fixes if you are […]
Many SaaS companies go through due diligence in a less-than-ideal state. That’s a lot less stressful when you know what that means. A while back I wrote about what to expect in SaaS due diligence and provided an interactive institutional readiness report card to help you prepare, but today I want to address the consequences […]
Finding and integrating the right revenue recognition system can be complex, and often frustrating, but it’s not something an SaaS can afford to get wrong. Investing in accurate, integrated solutions is a must for avoid a revenue recognition wreck.
A Founder’s Guide to Maximizing SaaS Liquidity Value There’s a lot of content out there. And, quite frankly, there’s a lot right here in Married2Growth. To ease the task of wandering through that labyrinth we thought we’d provide concise, visual roadmaps that summarize popular topics and make our content more useful to you. The Path to […]
I’ve written several articles over the last few months on institutional readiness. One focused on SaaS due diligence preparedness. Another on the value of process and documentation. And yet another on the strategic and organizational implications of preparing a SaaS to be acquired in the future. Back in April, I wrote about the perils of revenue recognition, […]
If you’re expecting to give birth to a deal in SaaS, you’re expecting due diligence. And if you haven’t been through it before, SaaS due diligence may be more burdensome than you might think. Then again, maybe it will be less onerous than you’re expecting. I seriously doubt the latter, but anything is possible. Your […]
Justin recently shared his perspective on selecting an investment banker. He was on the front lines of finding and working with, our investment bankers at our last company. By proximity, I was often around during his conversations or meetings with the various bankers he was considering. I wanted to share some of the things I […]
Transcript: Preparing to be acquired starts years before being acquired. If you want to get bought rather than sold, there are four early steps to take. Hi, I’m Justin Talerico with Married2Growth and I get asked about M&A preparation all the time. Let’s say you’re a few years out from being ready to get bought. […]
I began preparing to be acquired a full five years prior to being acquired. We were in the highly competitive enterprise martech SaaS (software-as-a-service) space and needed to: differentiate ourselves strategically; align ourselves with the right partners through integrations; audit ourselves for accuracy and accountability; and evolve ourselves with scalable systems and processes. Long before […]