Author: Software Equity Group

Want to Sell Your SaaS Business? Here’s How to Get Started

The following content has been updated as of February 2024. You have probably entertained the idea of selling your company at least once during your tenure as an entrepreneur. If this is your first time exploring the world of mergers and acquisitions, the learning curve can be intimidating. Oftentimes, the

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The State of Manufacturing: Top Trends Driving SaaS Adoption in 2024

Technology continues to drive paradigm shifts in every industry, and the manufacturing sector is no exception. The rapid rise of automation and artificial intelligence is reshaping the industrial landscape as companies deal with shifting regulations, deglobalization, labor shortages, a challenging macroeconomic environment, and other secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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M&A Market: What Does the Future Look Like for SaaS Valuation Multiples

The following content has been updated as of December 2023. While the software M&A market feels the impact of some of the same macroeconomic forces affecting public companies, it’s important to consider the two markets experience separate trajectories. As such, the software M&A market outlook is still strong overall. Software

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The Perfect Formula for Recession-Proof Software Businesses Today

While many of the elements that define attractive investment opportunities remain somewhat consistent, buyers and investors do tend to place more emphasis on certain criteria depending on the broader economic conditions. These are a set of criteria that lead to recession-proof businesses. Much of the past year has been dominated

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5 Workplace Trends That Are Boosting Software & SaaS M&A

Today's workplace is no longer only centered around an office; it is anywhere you have an internet connection. Mobile devices and social media have changed the way that businesses connect with their customers and employees. Tools such as video conferencing, instant messaging, collaborative platforms, project management software, and HR management

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Gross Retention vs. Net Retention: The Pivotal Shift in SaaS M&A

The software M&A market is like a living and breathing organism: constantly evolving, adapting, and reacting to the world around it. This is especially true in recent years, with COVID driving historic SaaS adoption and the monetary and fiscal policy that followed, creating a unique M&A dynamic. At SEG, our

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How to Know When It’s the Right Time to Sell Your Software Company

The software industry is dynamic and fast-paced, and it goes without saying that many owners and operators with growing and well-performing companies are interested in leveraging their position to achieve some liquidity. Deciding when to sell is a major decision. After devoting your hard work and time to developing your

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How to Plan a Successful Exit Strategy

The SaaS industry is currently seeing rapid growth – a phenomenon that inherently attracts potential buyers and investors. According to Fortune Business Insights, the SaaS market is projected to reach $716.52 billion by the year 2028. With growth comes opportunity, and many SaaS founders and business owners are considering using

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How the Digital Transformation Drives M&A Activity in Manufacturing

Software solutions serving the manufacturing industry are more ubiquitous than ever. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation within manufacturing was already moving forward at a rapid speed. This timeline has only accelerated as the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and subsequent supply chain disruptions have heightened the need for reliable, efficient

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Why M&A Deals Fail in Diligence: 5 Fatal Flaws to Avoid

Due diligence is a critical stage for any software M&A deal. After all, the purpose of diligence is for the buyer to validate what they are purchasing and for the seller to keep forward momentum in the deal. Come into diligence unprepared, and it’s more likely your deal won’t close.

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