Jack of All Trades, Master of None: The SaaS Breadth vs. Depth Diligence Dilemma
What do you want to be when you grow up? This classic question isn’t often examined when it comes to tech (and SaaS) companies seeking growth equity capital.
Diligence Considerations for Healthcare Provider Investments
Private equity interest and deal activity for healthcare providers has certainly accelerated over the past decade. Platform acquisitions are particularly targeted as opportunities for back-office efficiency and revenue growth – and to address pricing power imbalances with the ever-focused payers.
Understanding Matters…Hospital Medical Technologies: Who Makes the Big Spend Decisions and How Do They Get There?
Most new hospital medical technology purchases hit the capital procurement process. Capital purchasing decisions by hospitals can often be a complex maze of processes that impact the timeliness of consideration and final approval and allocation of funds for procurement. Typically, items above a certain monetary threshold meet the institutional requirement to be vetted through a capital purchasing…
Winning in the Swing States – Commercial Due Diligence Lessons from Political Strategy
2024 will see national elections in both the US and the UK.* In both cases, the election will be won and lost in a handful of key marginal seats (or “swing states,” for US readers) - constituencies where the winning margin at the last election was less than 5% of the vote.
Maximising the Effectiveness of Early-Stage Commercial Diligence
We’re seeing a pronounced shift - from clients across the Private Equity landscape – towards conducting more, and earlier, “pre-deal” commercial work.
Don’t Wait for the Findings, Align on the Yardstick…Upfront
It’s always a bit too much of a race – to pull together the issues, align on what matters most, and then deploy the activities to nail an effective electronic survey to supplement the interviews to measure the commercial diligence matters.
The Battlefront for the Keystone Position in an Ecosystem
Direct competition between ecosystems – iOS vs. Android; Twitter (or "the X"*) vs. Instagram (Meta) – is often studied and constantly the subject of various tech press and opinion pieces. There are many good reasons for this that all analogize to the same reason journalists love to cover competitive tournaments:
CDD Plan of Attack: Risk of Overstatement of Digital Disruption Signals (and Opportunity)
The risk of ‘digital disruption’ is pertinent to almost every industry today. Naturally, acquirers look for signals that a target company will be able to brace the oncoming winds of change and enhance its products and services to meet the demands of an increasingly connected and digital world.
Value Gen Stimulant in Commercial Diligence Processes
Today’s GRAPH Papers® article is short and simple. A quick process, best-practice on the value gen. front of commercial diligence that could prove to be a useful commitment to make for your projects. Most diligence assignments start with discussion, and some amount of the diligence agenda, focused on testing the commercial value generation ideas that exist. And among investment teams, we know…
Timing the Meeting (the Commercial Due Diligence Partner Meeting with Management)
It is well established practice to bring your commercial due diligence partner to the Management Meeting. It creates context and gives your diligence practitioner a first-hand view of what management represents to be most significant.