In the software business, probably the second most popular topic (after VC funding) is mergers and acquisitions, or M&A. That’s likely because they both have to do with MONEY and folks tend to light up when dollar signs are involved. There are many types of tech M&A transactions, and specifically software and SaaS M&A transactions. […]
Is HP acquiring Palm a good idea?
To answer the question posed in the title, it definitely is if you’re Palm! A long time player and sometime innovator in the mobile device marketplace, Palm was rapidly losing steam, market share and relevancy in the hyper-competitive Smartphone market. The company had staked its future on its new WebOS software platform and the recently […]
Is It Time to Sell Your Hardware or Software Company?
Cashing out–this is the point that most, if not all, technology entrepreneurs aspire to reach. They dream of their exit strategy: selling their company and laying on a beach somewhere; a colorful drink with the requisite tiny umbrella cooling in their hand. There are a few of you out there that have NO exit strategy […]
Strategic Acquisitions for Software and Technology Companies
Acquiring new products or whole companies is a popular activity for many growth and market-share oriented companies. Financial or strategic acquisitions – are they good ideas? As I say probably all too often–it depends. I get involved in company or product acquisitions frequently in my consulting practice and have made and integrated acquisitions myself from […]
Flattening of the Growth Curve
In every company’s history, there comes a time (or two or three or four times!) when your momentum slows and the sales curve begins to flatten. A period of flat or declining tech company growth can be one of the most trying and frustrating times for software and hardware company managers. No, I don’t believe […]