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October 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

BPO Trend Spotting – “Nearshoring”

American firms are finding that native proficiency in languages such as Italian and German, as well as Spanish, coupled with the closer proximity to headquarters are some of the benefits that client corporations can obtain from “nearshore” BPO.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

M&A Activity Heats Up in the BPO Space

Procurian, Pactera, and PMSI were acquired during the month of October. Demand has increased for BPO services. This trend, paired with a lower cost of capital for would-be acquirers has resulted in a spate of transactions in recent weeks.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

PLM Software Update

Over the next months I will endeavor to provide you with some insight into what is happening in the software industry at large from a mergers and acquisitions perspective, why it is happening, and what it means to the software market and those planning for a transaction. In an early 2012 Mirus Viewpoint article, my […]

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mobile Money M&A

Mobile money is happening and it’s happening big. This opportunity reflects the explosion of connected mobile devices, which is estimated to reach 2 billion devices by 2015, according to IDC. The size of the mobile money market is expected to reach $323B in 2013 and to grow to $617B-$1T in 2017, depending on the source. […]

Monday, October 21, 2013

Partner Ecosystem

The qualitative KPI I’d like to discuss is Partner Ecosystem. The term Partner Ecosystem has become ubiquitous and increasingly strategic, along with the acceleration of companies to embrace cloud computing technologies. One high profile example of a partner ecosystem is Saleforce.com’s K-force ecosystem. So what’s the strategic rationale for their investment in this ecosystem? I […]

Monday, October 21, 2013

Liquidity Planning and Mirus’ Maturity Model

In the current business environment, where volatility is the new normal, preparedness for both unexpected and significantly impactful strategic events can make the difference between meaningful wealth creation or destruction. Mirus has witnessed how this “new normal” has inhibited liquidity for the unprepared but has also created windfalls for companies that were prepared to exploit […]

Monday, October 21, 2013

Resort M&A Market Update

1.  Real estate speculation may be making a bit of a rebound. Based upon the bidders who were interested in purchasing Moonlight Basin in Montana, it appears that distressed land at ski resorts, with  the potential to attract affluent recreation home buyers, has piqued interest at shops with capital to invest. Add to that the […]

Monday, October 21, 2013

Healthcare – Expecting increases in deal activity

Healthcare services M&A is expected to accelerate in the coming months, according to a recent GE Capital survey of healthcare services executive. Increased optimism about business performance is a key driver. In that survey, 88% of executives indicated that M&A is in their near-term future. The survey examined the expectations of more than 200 senior […]