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Atlas Holdings, Tim Fazio, private equity
By Tim Fazio, Atlas Holdings The public perceives private equity along a storyline like this: A PE firm buys a business, lades it with unsustainable amounts of debt from undisciplined lenders, and strips out cash to pay itself and its partners a large dividend. Eventually, the business goes bankrupt, leaving behind fractured communities and thousands […]
technology, software, SaaS. private equity, merger, m&a
By Scott B. Meyer, Glenview James LLC Due diligence today needs to begin with the assumption that every deal is a tech deal. So what do you do when you discover that a prospective investment hasn’t fully embraced digital transformation? In this installment of my four-part series, “Making Money When Every Deal is a Tech […]
technology, software, SaaS. private equity, merger, m&a
By Scott B. Meyer, Glenview James LLC It’s easy to look at things in black and white. Tech deal. Not tech deal. The reality is that today every deal is a tech deal. Even old-school industries are facing fundamental technology changes. If they don’t adapt, they’ll be left behind. This is part two of a […]
private equity, stocks
By Hugh MacArthur, Bain & Co Valuation multiples move up and down. Yet for the past 30 years, the average multiple of Ebitda paid for public assets has almost always topped that paid for private assets. In fact, during only three periods historically did private multiples generally exceed the public average: during the “Barbarians at […]
private equity, marketing, branding, CompleteSpectrum, Matt Stein
By Matt Stein, CompleteSpectrum From aligning brand messaging during a merger or acquisition to embracing new market opportunities, a PE fund might have a number of reasons to rebrand a portfolio company. Regardless of the motivation, you must consider how others have fared when executing a rebrand and think about what will work best for […]
technology, software, SaaS. private equity, merger, m&a
By Scott B. Meyer, Glenview James LLC Time was we had tech deals and non-tech deals. But the world has changed, and today, as Kewsong Lee of Carlyle Group puts it, “every deal is a tech deal.” Even old-school industries are confronting digital transformation. This change has particularly hit home in private equity. Due diligence is the […]
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