Public vs Private Company SaaS Valuation Multiples and Implications

Posted by Steve Landzberg

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Public market valuations reflect real-time information and have high data integrity because they include a wide array of companies and are based on audited financial statements. Public valuation data is the primary starting point for valuation analysis by both buyers and sellers. One key valuation index is one developed by SaaS Capital – aptly called The SaaS Capital Index. The index represents pure B2B SaaS companies, and specifically excludes companies like LinkedIn (when public), PayPal, Carbonite, and Dropbox. The index also excludes legacy and conglomerate software vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle, who have a mix of perpetual and SaaS revenue.

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Topics: Finance

Want to Go after Growth Opportunities but Need Capital to do so? This Blog’s for You!

Posted by Steve Landzberg

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The last decade and a half (really since the Great Financial crisis of 2008) has brought many challenges to businesses worldwide; amongst perhaps the most salient: maturing economies, low growth and, in turn, deflation and negative real rates of return most everywhere. The Covid crisis has unfortunately aggravated and perpetuated this reality. Virtually the only games in town over the past five years or so which offer a decent investment return over and above the rate of inflation: Equities and (perhaps unbelievably), Crypto. 

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Topics: Finance, Funding

3 Strategies for Getting Ahead of Rising Inflation Rates

Posted by Michael Pazzani

3 Strategies for Getting Ahead of Rising Inflation Rates

Inflation has been a popular topic of conversation lately, and rightly so. Over the last few weeks prices of various raw materials and commodities have surged and show no signs of slowing down.

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Sales Strategy, Finance

Are you prepared for a post-pandemic boom?

Posted by Kristin Luck

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It’s difficult to imagine that after a solid year (and then some) of a raging global pandemic, lockdowns and, in some cases, outright shutdowns, an economic boom could be waiting around the corner. But that’s exactly what history tells us is likely in store for 2021.

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Topics: Sales Strategy, Finance

Selling Your Business? The Top 3 Benefits of Using a Banker

Posted by Kristin Luck

Selling Your Business? The Top 3 Benefits of Using a Banker

Given the unparalleled amount of “dry powder” currently held by Venture Capital and Private Equity firms (investors put more than €1 trillion to work in Europe's M&A market during 2020 alone for the fifth year running) many companies in the marketing tech and services industry are, for the first time, being inundated with cold outreach from prospective buyers (or their bankers).

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Topics: Finance

Three Things To Do NOW To Raise Growth Capital in 2021

Posted by Michael Pazzani

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Despite widespread fear that venture-capital investment would dry up, deal activity fell just 6% in the first half of 2020, compared with the same period of 2019.

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Topics: Finance

The Metrics You Need for Pandemic Cash Flow Protection

Posted by Michael Pazzani

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Cash Flow from Operations (“CFO”), found on the Cash Flow Statement, can be a powerful number to analyze the historical performance of a business. It can also provide valuable insights for future decision making, especially when combined with other financial data and used in various financial ratio calculations.

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Topics: Market Research, Finance

Is Your Company Ready for a CFO?

Posted by Michael Pazzani

Is Your Company Ready for a CFO?

It's critical to have a financial lead and infrastructure that supports the size, goals, and challenges your business is facing.  Controller? Bookkeeper? Accounting Manager? Financial Analyst? CFO? What’s the difference? Should you hire internally or outsource externally? Full-time? Part-time?

To answer these questions, and because all organizations have different financial needs, it’s important to understand the differences among roles and match them to the needs of your business, currently, and in the future. Broadly speaking, financial roles can be separated into two simple categories: backward and forward looking.

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Topics: Sales Strategy, Finance

Your 3 Step Guide to Pandemic Cash Flow Management

Posted by Michael Pazzani

Your 3 Step Guide to Pandemic Cash Flow Management

While small businesses are especially vulnerable to the financial impact of the coronavirus, organizations of all sizes are trying to stay on top of the changing economic landscape. Whether you’re battling beyond pandemic paralysis, or you’re arming yourself with information “just in case," here are 3 financial tips to help you manage cash flow:

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Topics: Growth Strategy, Scale, Finance, Funding

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