8 factors driving software valuation multiples
Public software company valuations have risen to astronomical levels in recent years. Valuations for small privately held software businesses are strong as well and can vary significantly from one transaction to the next. What drives a 2x revenue multiple vs. a 10x revenue multiple? Some key factors influencing transaction multiples include: Size: larger companies […]
How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the deal process?
It’s been remarkable to see the rebound in deal activity in the last few months and to observe the M&A process shift to virtual settings. A few things that we’ve observed: Most or all of the deal process can be done remotely. Most meetings can be done over videoconferencing, and most diligence can be done […]
When is the right time to sell a business in a pandemic?
Many business owners who were considering selling their business pre-COVID-19 are now trying to figure out the implications of the crisis on starting a sale process. A few factors to consider: Evaluate how hard your business has been hit by the crisis. Valuations may be close to pre-COVID levels for businesses that remained relatively stable […]
Four things to do now to prepare your business for due diligence
A deal isn’t done when the terms are agreed to in an LOI and is still subject to further due diligence at that point. An acquirer will want to do a detailed review of almost every aspect of your company’s operations. Below are a few of the most common issues that come up in due […]
Five reasons why 2020 is the right year to sell your business
Small business owners often struggle with the question: when is the right time to sell my business? While there’s no “one size fits all” answer and there may be a myriad of reasons to stick with a business and reinvest over the longer term (based on the owner’s age, risk profile, the maturity of the […]
8 Reasons to Hire an Investment Banker when Selling Your Business
“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” While Abraham Lincoln was talking about lawyers, a recent empirical study shows the same could be said for business owners who forego the services of an investment banker when selling their business. A research paper on “The Value of Middle Market Investment Bankers” published by […]
What’s Next (after the sale of my business)?
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 […]
Congratulations to Eutecus on its Sale to Sensity Systems and Subsequently Verizon
I would like to offer my congratulations to Csaba Rekeczky and the folks at Eutecus on the successful sale of their company to Sensity Systems (see http://merger.com/transactions/eutecus-acquired-sensity-systems/). The entire Mirus team, including Peter Alternative and I, are proud to have acted as advisors in this transaction and are pleased to play a part in helping […]