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Friday, May 20, 2016

Open Source and the impact on Selling your Software Business

Now before I start, let me say that this is not a judgement on the use of open source as a part of your development strategy.  My opinion is that in general that open source initiative has been a great boon to the software development community  and by sharing code and tools, developers have saved […]

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Answers to Questions from Middle Market C-Suite Executives: Part 2

This week Mirus partner Andrew Crain is answering questions from C-suite executives of middle market companies about investment bankers’ role advising private business owners.  Here is Part Two of the Q&A: Question:  What are the biggest mistakes a middle market company makes in engaging in its first acquistion? Underestimating the importance of company culture is […]

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Answers to Questions from Middle Market C-Suite Executives: Part 1

This week Mirus partner Andrew Crain is answering questions from C-suite executives of middle market companies about investment bankers’ role advising private business owners: Question:  Ideally, how long before a business is put on the market should an investment banker be involved? What are the risks to involving a banker too early? That’s a great […]

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 […]

Friday, December 11, 2015

More on M&A and the INTERNET OF THINGS

Last month I wrote about the Internet of Things (IOT) in Manufacturing Automation, but of course this is just the one application domain that is impacted.  So what exactly is the Internet of Things and is this a real trend that will develop its own eco-system leading to significant M&A activity beyond Manufacturing Automation, or […]

Thursday, November 19, 2015

INTERNET of THINGS in Manufacturing Automation

I will be the first to admit that when PTC first declared they were going after the Internet of Things market back in 2013 with their acquisition of ThingWorx for $112M, I was skeptical.  When they spent another $170M the next year to further develop the space with their acquisition of Axeda I was dumbfounded.  […]

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The value of a phone call

I was recently at a panel presentation hosted by a local technology firm.  One of the panelists recounted his recent success landing a multi-million dollar order with a big box retailer. It was a complex story and situation.  The product has to be on the shelves for the holidays, and so had to ship in […]

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 […]