Archive for Tag: merger & acquisition

Dec 22, 2015

2015 December EDA Newsletter

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Dear Clients and Friends, The linked report focuses on our sense of M&A values and activities in the Enterprise Data & Analytics sector. We hope you find it useful. We live in interesting times. Click here for the report A few weeks ago, Michael Dell proclaimed at the Web Summit in Dublin that the “data economy” is the next trillion-dollar opportunity. He preceded that statement by noting that “if you look at companies today, most of them are not very good at using the data they have to make better decisions in real time.” We couldn’t agree more with Mr. Dell.…

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Dec 3, 2015

GRC Keeps Rolling

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The term GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) has been around for a while now. Gartner has covered it in one form or another since the early 2000’s. The last decade of regulations – Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA, Basel III, Solvency II, regional rules and more – have put unprecedented pressure on corporations, leading to the explosion of GRC solutions. Firms have shifted away from spreadsheets and homegrown solutions to GRC focused software vendors as GRC needs become more complex and involve a wider set of stakeholders. This market maturation brings the potential for a new wave of M&A consolidation as vendors race to…

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Dec 1, 2015

No Need To Go Public?

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In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Telis Demos and Corrie Driebusch presented a solid case for the downtick in IPOs – companies prefer to go the M&A route, especially in volatile financial markets. We concur but actually the M&A route is only part of the story. It’s important to think about why companies want to go public in the first place. Reasons may include liquidity for shareholders and employees, capital for growth, currency for acquisitions and probably ego, all are part of the IPO equation. As M&A bankers we discuss the viability of an IPO with a lot of businesses and…

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