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May 10, 2016

Is it time to sell?

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We’re feeling pretty good about 2016. The m&a market in the dozen+ information technology sectors that we follow and sometimes lead is strong. We’re busy. Demand is high for companies that check all the boxes: unique products that address very large markets, defensible market leadership, high recurring top-line growth, substantial profit leverage, strong management, etc. High demand often translates to high values. We recently advised on a sale at more than 30x EBITDA.

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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