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 […]
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 […]
Everything about an exit starts with well matched bankers. But, after that, deal-matched attorneys follow right behind. Here is how we chose ours.
This post is about managing an exit process and the information that swirls around it—before, during and after the fact.
I’ve had thousands of introductory calls with potential investors, bankers and buyers. Here’s the anatomy of my side of those calls.
After our acquisition, one of my transitional responsibilities was to recruit my replacement. This is the story of replacing myself.
First of all, we probably (umm definitely) engaged our investment bankers a bit late. But here’s how that process went down and how we made our decision.