Retail and POS Software Industry Performance & Trends

Industry Performance Summary The Retail and POS Software industry is expected to grow in line with the economy during the next 3 years to 2017, and is undergoing a period of consolidation, as larger industry players look to increase market share through acquisition. Advancements in technology have contributed to drastic changes in the industry and these have helped […]

The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner recently highlighted the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with the potential for significant impact on the organization in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to the business, end users […]

Maximizing Valuation – The Perfect Storm

I read a great article recently on several examples of how to manage a transaction really well. The first example was the sale of the LA Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2B, a team that had been valued by Forbes at $575M. The other example is the sale of Instagram, a company with no revenue, […]

Using M&A to Fuel Strategic Growth is on the Rise

Deloitte, a professional services organization, surveyed 2,500 U.S. executives from companies and private equity firms in April 2014 to gauge the outlook of mergers and acquisitions.  Of the respondents, 84 percent of corporate executives are expecting to maintain or increase their current merger and acquisition activity pace over the next two years.  That is great […]

First Half of 2014 Best for Tech M&A in 7 Years

According to Mergers & Acquisitions,the positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more middle-market deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013.  Bear in mind that the deals reported by Mergers & Acquisitions include all M&A, and not just software and tech deals. However, there […]

Tequity Inc. Nominated for Technology Enabler of the Year

Tequity Inc., M&A advisor to lower middle-market software and technology companies, was honoured by the recent nomination for “Technology Enabler of the Year” by TechConnex, the Industry-directed hub for Technology Companies in the Greater Toronto Area. This award recognizes the company or organization characterized as contributing in the role of tech enabler or professional advisor or […]

Think Your Technology is Worth a Big Valuation? What is the Market Saying?

There have been some huge valuations in recent years for tech companies, many of whom haven’t yet really proven how to monetize their services. But the one thing they have in common is a huge growth of market share over a short period of time and a strategic or disruptive offering needed by the buyer […]

63% Say Their Firm Will Do At Least One Acquisition in 2014

The ‘2014 M&A Outlook Survey Report’ – which is compiled by KPMG and Mergers & Acquisitions magazine and can be downloaded here – surveyed over 1,000 M&A professionals working in corporations, private equity firms and investment banks. A positive economic outlook compared to last year bodes well for the deal-making environment. Approximately 63% of respondents said that they expected […]

Top 30 Public Tech Companies Have $180 Billion on Their Balance Sheets

…But What Does that Mean to the Average Tech Company? The 30 largest public technology companies currently have nearly $180 billion in liquid cash and cash equivalents on their balance sheets according to a recent article in CB Insights. That, coupled with increasingly positive economic sentiment, has industry analysts predicting continued increased M&A activity in […]

Significant Increase in M&A Deal Activity To-Date in 2014

We are seeing a significant increase in deal activity already in 2014, with February showing a significant increase in activity from the previous month. Dealmakers were polled in February and results are based on the Mid-Market M&A Conditions Index (MACI), a barometer created by The Middle Market. Results show a healthy increase in early stage deal activity. […]