Insight Category: Mergers & Acquisitions

Technical due diligence provides an acquirer peace of mind that there are no issues in the infrastructure or security of a potential target.

The BioPharma market is expected to grow and Private Equity investors continue to play a critical role in the growth of this industry. Sell-side due diligence is a critical part of the process for a BioPharma company searching for external funding.

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), not all companies are created equal. Like puzzle pieces, the capabilities, corporate culture, and goals of one company must complement the other. This creates a single business entity where the sum of the whole is truly greater than its constituent parts. Technology due diligence is the art of ensuring that those puzzle pieces fit seamlessly together.

There was a significant challenge in conventional thinking after school shutdowns. Implementation of different hybrid and remote approaches to teaching and distance learning increased as COVID-19 kicked to the curb classroom status quo. What is Ed Tech? Ed Tech (educational technology) is a terminology used to refer to companies that create hardware and software solutions…

As an organization prepares for a merger or acquisition, technical due diligence has become increasingly critical. Private equity has many options available to improve a company’s operations. The first play, however, should almost always be on the technology side.

Today, there is a lot of talk about divestment activity and rebound. While this is good news for sellers keen on divesting underperforming assets so they can restructure and focus on growth in core areas, we believe it is imperative not to overlook associated M&A costs.

The relationship between PE firms and portfolio companies is delicate. General Partners (GPs) often have strong operational experience, something that translates into detailed thought on how to run the businesses they own. But strong managers don’t want to be micro-managed. To attract and retain top talent, funds, therefore, aim to be additive vs directive. With…

Private equity (PE) has traditionally been a sector that focused on fundamentals: what are the earnings and how can they be increased? While that remains the case today—healthy profits are required to pay down debt service from the acquisition and give PE firms room to breathe as they look to improve the underlying business—we are…

Sophisticated sales processes and commission structures are no reason to limit how a company seeks new sales via the web. Failing to provide a good experience on the web opens the door to competitors who do.

The travel industry has been an attractive investment area for Private Equity, showing around 5% growth every year. PE firms should take an extra look at any of their portfolio companies in the travel, hospitality, loyalty space and take the necessary steps to ensure customer data is protected.  Applying a strategic approach to security will empower companies to identify and prioritize their sensitive assets so they can proactively safeguard them.