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Are you ready to harvest the wealth you've created from years spent building your software or IT company? With the bottoming of the recession, and one of the most active quarters for closings in recent memory, now may be the time.
This intense 90 minute Merge Briefing workshop (plus Q&A) provides an update on current valuation up-trends, market drivers, what's hot and what buyers want that will maximize value for your software, IT or internet company. We'll address the impact of the deepening global recession, why software executives should be very concerned, what they can do about it, and the silver lining on the M&A front. While no one can ignore current economic woes, many technology M&A deals are still getting done, and valuations are holding up in many sectors.
Your host will be Marshall Warwaruk, Corum Vice President, who is one of the most experienced dealmakers in the world.
In the Merge Briefing, we'll cover:
· Impact of credit crunch on M&A activity
· What buyers are looking for in deals
· How to build and maximize value as a seller
· Which software sectors are hot or not
· Outlook on valuation trends
· Analysis of recent transactions
· Proper preparation to ensure a successful transaction
· Deal structure options for software companies
· Navigating the M&A process to a successful close
· Managing buyers, investors, and yourself
Lessons from the Field -- RECESSION RECOVERY: Part II
Here is some feedback from software CEOs Marshall will be sharing with those in attendance.
This executive reported that while they had been affected by the tough economic times it was not as bad as some other sectors. He had originally felt that the tough times, and projected cutback on business travel might trigger a growth in business for his B-to-B communications business. Regrettably, the CEO's expectations were somewhat misplaced, and in fact his company did not see any growth, but fortunately they did not see any material decline in revenues either. While he did lose some customers that went out of business by way of bankruptcy, they were replaced by new customers, and some increase in subscription usage from the existing customer base. The net effect was that they remained cash flow positive and, m ore importantly, poised for growth once the economic indicators were a little more positive and customers again returned to a buying mode.