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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation – H1 2015 Update

In July of 2014 Mirus initiated its coverage of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Manufacturing Automation industry. As it ended up 2014 was strong year for M&A in Manufacturing Automation, and Software in general.  For 2015 Mirus continues to cover the space with the release of it’s new report Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation – H1 […]

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?  […]

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Virtual Organizations and their Impact on M&A

Virtual organizations are on the rise, especially among start-ups.  The cloud has replaced the “garage” as the 21st century laboratory for collaboration and innovation.   What’s most exciting about this trend is the fact that the barriers to entry for an intellectual property-driven business (whether it be a software firm, professional services, or an online business) […]

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three Key Barriers to Resurrecting a Struggling Ski Resort

There is a movement going on in the cold weather recreation/resort world. The movement is to save cold weather, outdoor recreation venues – specifically ski areas. From closing…for good. In the Northeast alone, Tenney Mountain in New Hampshire, Hickory Ski Center and West Mountain in New York, and Saddleback, Mount Abram, and Lost Valley in […]

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Building Lifecycle Management Opportunity Attracts Strong Field of Buyers

As stated in the Trimble New Release, Trimble’s acquisition of Manhattan Software last week was to accelerate its ability to deliver total building lifecycle management solutions that will allow owners and facilities managers to access data captured during the building planning, design, construction and renovation phases to provide deeper insights, better operating decisions and better […]

Friday, July 25, 2014

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 […]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Introducing Manufacturing Automation Coverage for Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past couple of years Mirus has been following the product lifecycle management (PLM)  industry (see our most recent report) and its activity in mergers and acquisitions. Subsequently, due to the outstanding reception of our thoughts surrounding PLM, we have decided to broaden our regular editorial coverage to include all of the manufacturing automation […]

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Risk-Aversion Dwarfed by Demand for Growth

CEO’s are feeling increasing pressure from their shareholders to manufacture increasing levels of growth. To that end, there is a shift away from more conservative stock buy-back programs to riskier mergers and acquisitions, as demonstrated below. More specifically, closed US stock buy-back activity decreased precipitously from a high of $60B in Q2 2013 to $12M […]