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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Three steps to a great (not just “good”) M&A exit

In preparing for an upcoming event where I’ll be moderating a panel made up of an investor, an advisor and executive who each have been through the M&A process, I’ve been considering some of the more successful M&A exits my firm has been involved in.  One of the topics the panel will be covering is: what […]

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation 2015

2015 was another respectable year for M&A in manufacturing Automation, running ahead of the second half of 2014 from Q2 through Q4, but overall finishing behind the 2014 pace.  For tracked companies Mirus identified 46 acquisitions in 2015 as compared to 50 in 2014 and 59 in 2013.  Mirus continues to attribute this overall adjustment […]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why Does It Take So Long to Sell My Business?

The bad news for business owners who are ready to sell their company and retire is that it takes much longer than you might anticipate to close the deal.  According to the Pepperdine 2014 Private Capital Markets Project, only 25% of deals close in less than six months. So why does it take so long?  […]

Monday, February 23, 2015

What will become of Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

After completing our analysis of 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation one standout was that there were very few acquisitions by SCM (Supply Chain Management) companies.  In fact, SCM had the fewest acquisitions of any of the manufacturing automations sectors.  At the same time, it was one of the highest growth sectors we evaluated, […]

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If Google Steps In It Regarding Independent Contractor vs. Employee, How Can You Protect Yourself?

If Google, a publicly-traded company with about $40 billion in annual revenue, can’t figure out if someone is an independent contractor or an employee, what does this mean for you? An article from Reuters last week, notes that Google is being sued by a former contractor, Jacob McPherson, alleging violation of federal labor standards, and that […]

Sunday, September 28, 2014

IT Staffing and Consulting Firms – The Exit Won’t Come From the Big Guys

I’ve noticed an interesting trend over the last few years.  The largest IT staffing firms in the US (based on Staffing Industry Analyst’s “2014 Largest IT Staffing Firms in the United States”), are not the ones making acquisitions. Sure, On Assignment did a couple big deals in the last few years; namely, the acquisition of […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Battle for BOM Control and its Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation

For years the big PLM and their ERP counterparts have been battling it out for control of the company master Bill of Material (BOM). ERP vendors have traditionally owned the Manufacturing BOM; PLM the Engineering BOM; leaving the end user to determine who owns the master. In our recent white paper that initiated coverage of […]

Monday, August 11, 2014

Multiple Mergers and Acquisitions Drive CAM Market consolidation – Finally!

There have been a number of us over the years that were wondering when it would happen.  When would CAM finally consolidate into a few major players from the literally dozens of small companies servicing the market, much the same as CAD and PDM before it? As recently as 2006, there was no dominant player […]