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.
CDD for Tech Implementation & Support Businesses – Spotting the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Given the massive growth in digitisation, automation and the software markets, investors are pushing ever-increasing amounts in the tech advisor and technology implementation/support partner market. These businesses are subject to the same market growth rates (minimum >10% p.a., many >20% p.a.), but relative to the underlying software businesses they benefit from lower entry multiples…
Uncovering a Platform Play
The common case: The target asset (i.e., the target company) has a demonstrated track record of running a good business, enjoys healthy margins and some nice growth. The research indicates that drivers of demand are strong and sustainable. But the diligence also surfaces the fact that none of the providers, including the target company, have a materially differentiated solution – and the market…