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Devensoft makes list of “30 Fastest Growing Tech Companies for 2018”, by The Silicon Review

Sep 21, 2018
Devensoft 30 fastest growing tech companies

Devensoft is excited to make the list of the “30 Fastest Growing Tech Companies for 2018”, by The Silicon Review The world of M&A is accelerating adoption of the Devensoft platform on a world-wide basis.  We have seen a significant increase in both users within existing customers and new customers during the past 12 months.  […]

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How to Identify The Right Acquisition Target

May 21, 2018

How to Identify The Right Acquisition Target Much time and effort is expended in completing the Merger or Acquisition deal, and then successfully integrating it into the buyer’s company. But for a serial acquirer, building the pipeline of potential target candidates is the critical initial phase on the acquisition process. As part of the strategic […]

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Developing Integration Checklists

Apr 7, 2018

Developing Integration Checklists Developing Checklists for Integration of an acquired business is difficult even for serial acquirers. These acquirers may have the advantage of a general approach for integrating each functional area. But they may not have a detailed, standardized method for integrating a new company, its employees, and its operations into the acquirer’s structure. […]

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The M&A Success Puzzle

Mar 5, 2018

The M&A Success Puzzle Recently I was asked, “Who among the stakeholders receives the most benefit from the M&A transaction?” While there are many different groups of stakeholders within both of the parties to the transaction, each will have a different view or level of expectation regarding the benefits accruing to them. The stakeholders of […]

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Communications and Relationships – Essential Elements of an M&A Toolkit

Feb 12, 2018

Communications and Relationships – Essential Elements of an M&A Toolkit Mergers and Acquisitions have occurred since the late 1800‘s. Initially from 1895 to 1905 small firms consolidated to form larger firms which then had dominate market share. These were the “trusts” of the early 1900’s many of which are household names today – DuPont, General […]

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Major Pitfalls to Avoid in M&A Transactions

Jan 5, 2018

Major Pitfalls to Avoid in M&A Transactions It is a good practice to occasionally restate the fundamental criteria for assuring that an Acquisition or Merger stays on track and arrives at a successful conclusion. While there may be unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances which preclude deal success, there are pitfalls that can be avoided. The following […]

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A Rationale for M&A Technology

Oct 1, 2017

A Rationale for M&A Technology Most of today’s Merger and Acquisition activity is conducted using processes that, while still adequate, do not take advantage of current technology. In my previous article in June 2014 “Art to Science”, I opened the discussion relating to the move away from a single person with the company’s institutional memory […]

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Current Trends in M&A

Sep 7, 2017

Current Trends in M&A Mergers and acquisitions tend to run in predictable patterns. In the early stages of the M&A market, mega deals are generally transactions that occur as a result of consolidation in the market in which the company competes. Valuations are initially reasonable, with the buyer’s objective of increased market share or dominance […]

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Mitigating Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions Part III – Transformational Synergies

Aug 2, 2017

Mitigating Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions Part III – Transformational Synergies In my previous article reference is made to Transformational Synergies. These synergies may require more effort and time to produce financial results. Nevertheless, the results are often much greater than those that are attained by simply absorbing the acquisition into the buyer’s organization. The […]

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M&A Planning and Due Diligence Execution

Jun 15, 2017

M&A Planning and Due Diligence Execution As with any major asset acquisition, the purchase of a company, or only some of the assets therein, requires a significant planning process. Most companies have a defined approval process for major expenditures, including the description, business justification, financial requirements and expected Return on Investment (ROI). Mergers and Acquisitions, […]

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