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 […]
Owners of many privately-held businesses have sat out the recent resurgence in M&A activity while waiting for their company performance to rebound and waiting for M&A valuations to match their expectations once again. Abundant capital and fervent demand are fueling a strong M&A market, so owners should consider these five reasons to sell their businesses […]
With Q1 now behind us, I wanted to take just a minute to make a few observations that update our thoughts on 2014: 1) Acquisitions in total actually accelerated over the 4 month period from November to March with almost half the total of the prior 12 months, but… 2) Only three players accounted for […]
OK, so M&A is hot and companies are spending big sums of money, but what is motivating them. Why do they buy and what do they buy. In the end it is about need; need to grow, need to compete, need to service customers. More than ever before, we are seeing PLM companies buy on […]
A recent study by Pitchbook and Grant Thornton has discovered that Private Equity groups are holding on to their investments for longer, 4.8 years is the median “hold” time as discussed in “Private Equity Exits Report: 2012 Annual Edition”.
Forbes Insights, in association with CIT, recently published the report “U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010”.
As banks saw increased competition for commercial & industrial lending, credit standards began to ease in the second quarter, according to the Federal Reserve. Of the senior loan officers surveyed in July, 12.5% indicated a relative easing of credit on large and middle-market borrowers (revenues in excess of $50 million), and 14.5% indicated a relative easing of credit for smaller firms, the first time credit standards have eased for small firms since 2006.
“Overall, the results suggest that the bundle of inputs that angel investors provide have a large and significant impact on the success and survival of start-up ventures,” the study says.
The study examined the performance of 130 firms that received interest from Tech Coast Angels and CommonAngels between 2001 and 2006. The samples include companies that ultimately won funding or were turned down.