Web Design or Development Firm Looking to Exit? It Pays to Look Outside the Box

David Kinney

For some potential acquisition targets, the most efficient M&A process will focus on a narrow group of potential buyers who share a vertical or horizontal market with the company being sold. In other cases, it makes more sense to cast a wide net and entertain outside-of-the-box ideas. Web design and development firms definitely fall into the latter category. To produce …

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Hampleton Partners Advises SAGlobal on Merger with Greenlight BTS

Press Release

International IT services provider and outsourcer combines its North American operations with US-based Microsoft Dynamics AX specialist LONDON, 23rd October 2014 – Hampleton Partners has acted as financial advisor to SAGlobal and Greenlight BTS in structuring and completing a merger of both companies’ US operations. The merger will see the integration of Greenlight BTS’ team members and customer base into …

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Digital Agencies M&A Spotlight October 2014

Rachel Muzyczka

Our Digital Agencies spotlight covers M&A activity from September 2011 to September 2014. Throughout the period, the total  disclosed transaction value globally for digital agencies was $5.7 billion. The median EV/S multiple was 2.0x and the EV/EBITDA multiple was 10.9x. The number of transactions from January to September 2014 increased 8% on the same period in 2013. The top digital agency buyer …

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To Capture an Audience, Buy a Company

David Kinney

The first half of 2014 saw some jaw-dropping acquisitions of mobile applications targets. In February, Facebook acquired the mobile messaging service WhatsApp in a widely publicised $19 billion transaction.  Although exact data is unavailable, revenue and EBITDA multiples are estimated to be extremely large since WhatsApp lacks any substantive way of generating revenue. In February, Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce giant, …

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Hampleton Partners Advises on the Sale of Profit Software Oy

Press Release

LONDON, 6th October 2014 – Hampleton Partners has acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Profit Software Oy on the sale of the company to Via Ventures Partners, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd and the company’s management team. Profit Software delivers enterprise software solutions that allow insurers to manage all their services, business lines and processes. The Espoo, Finland …

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