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 […]
Recurring revenue counts in industries far beyond software
The recurring revenue (“RR”) business model gets a lot of attention in software M&A and growth investment, and for good reason. Most growing subscription/ software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based software companies trade in the public markets for north of 6x revenue and many of those fortunate few with annual revenue growth over 40% trade for over 10x revenue. […]