After years, and often decades, of building a business, the sale and transition from day-to-day ownership responsibilities are life changing events. With the sale comes liquidity and the freedom to pursue interests beyond the business world. The transition from ownership responsibilities can be dramatic, even for those owners who stay on with the business. One […]
A recent article from PE Hub reported the results of a survey done by Preqin that reported that in North America, only 11 percent of senior positions at private equity (including venture capital) firms are held by women. In July, Polaris made headlines when they named the only female partner currently at any of the […]
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 […]
Over the last few years, both private equity and venture capital firms are taking an increasing interest in the education sector, as seen below in this chart from Pitchbook. In general, some of the differences between the investments made by VC firms vs PE firms include: VC firms are investing less money, at earlier stages […]
Smaller Software Companies Enjoy Increased Options Based on Growing Private Equity Interest in Technology
Over the last five years the technology sector has attracted an increasing number of private equity investors. More specifically, platform investments (financial) and follow-on acquisitions (hybrid) have grown 25% and 30% respectively over the last five years, based on our analysis of CAPIQ data. When we parsed the data to identify the most active private […]
Hillshire Brands agreed last month to acquire Pinnacle Foods for $4.3 billion in a deal intended to broaden Hillshire’s product offerings beyond Ball Park hot dogs, Jimmy Dean sausages, and other protein products by adding Pinnacle’s roster of iconic grocery brands including Birds Eye, Mrs. Paul’s, Log Cabin, Duncan Hines, Vlasic and more. The market […]
Peter Alternative and Bruce Boes have developed the “Mirus Maturity Model” – a novel way of evaluating a business to determine whether and to what extent that business has matured, and to quantify the degree to which buyers would find the business to be attractive.
With rising valuations driven by a bull market and competition from strategic buyers, private equity firms are increasingly rolling up their sleeves and digging into deals that will require a little more effort in order to achieve their target returns.