Second-Half Surge for Tech M&A

Value of Announced Tech Deals Projected to Surpass 2017 By End of August Spending on tech acquisitions in the first half of this year has surged — 70% higher than the same period last year. Despite facing sharp competition from non-tech acquirers and private equity buyers, enterprise (aka ‘strategic’) buyers are on pace to do […]

Supply Chain Management Global Software Market Grew 13.9% in 2017

SAP is Leading The Fast-Growing SCM Market With 26% Share The latest market share data from Gartner, Inc. shows that adoption of supply chain management (SCM) software accelerated significantly in 2017.  Total worldwide market revenue grew 13.9%  to reach a total of $12.2 billion in 2017.  The North American SCM market achieved 11.4% growth in […]

2018 Healthcare Tech M&A Valuations are Increasing

Healthcare Tech M&A transaction activity has reached peak levels in the past few years.  After the top deal volume reported in 2016, we’re seeing a trend towards fewer transactions at higher valuations as we get started in 2018, however many analysts believe that deal volumes are going to increase again this year as well. HEALTHCARE […]

Salesforce Companies Continue to Undergo Consolidation via Strategic Acquisition

Tequity recently completed our 4th strategic M&A transaction in the Salesforce partner ecosystem with the acquisition of our client, UK and UAE-based CloudSocius, by Belgium-based 4C Consulting. This acquisition makes 4C Group the largest independent Salesforce Consultancy in Europe with over 180 Salesforce Consultants across offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Mechelen, Lille, Dubai, Casablanca and […]

The 40% Rule for Software Companies

The 40% Rule is a metric used to evaluate Software (including SaaS) companies by investors or acquirers. The 40% Rule essentially means that a company’s growth rate plus their profit should equal 40%.  So, if your company is growing at 40%, your EBITDA can be 0%; if you’re growing at 20%, your EBITDA should be […]

Triple, Triple, Double, Double, Double

Coffee orders? No! “Triple, Triple, Double, Double, Double” (2T3D for short) describes an approach to building a successful SaaS company developed by Neeraj Agrawal, a general partner with Battery Ventures in Boston. 7 Phases of go-to-market success for SaaS companies Phase 1: Establish a great product-market fit. This involves finding and prioritizing customer pain points, then aligning your product […]

Tech Bubble? Maybe, Maybe Not

I just finished reading a great post by Bill Maris, President and Managing Partner at Google Ventures on whether we are currently in a bubble with regard to start ups like the one we experienced in 2000 – or not.  If we are, is it the same?  Worse? Back in the “dot com bubble” there were a lot of […]

The Software and IT Sector Led in Deal Values in Q1 2015

In exciting news, Software and IT M&A transactions led in deal values for the very first time in Q1 2015. A recent report released by PwC showed a decline of 20% in Q1 for overall technology merger and acquisition deals. But this is a little misleading because when you look a little deeper, it turns out […]

The 30 Best Industries in Tech If You Want to Exit Right Now

Tech Company exits were up 58% in 2014 and 70% of analysts believe that 2015 will see even higher levels of activity (and possibly a peak, but more on this in another post).  Following is a list* of the 30 best industries in the technology sector if you want to exit: Health & Wellness Data Storage […]

Competing in the Battle for Talent in Greater Toronto/Kitchener-Waterloo

As the North American markets continue to regain strength and the demand for technology grows, organizations across Canada’s key technology region – from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) through to Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W) – will need to be more focused on hiring and retaining key talent. The competition for top talent in the technology sector has truly […]