Today’s competitive deal sourcing market requires an efficient and effective approach to manage inquiries from investors and bankers. Evolve’s approach, sharpened over a decade of refinement, has served us and our partners well, leading to successful deals and partnerships. We highlight key points from our approach that will be useful as you leverage inbound leads to your advantage, which will help you to generate new business, gain insight into competitors and help prepare for your company’s sale or recapitalization.
December 8 – 10, 2021
Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals.
December 13 – 15, 2021
IMN and FIIN are excited to announce the 27th Annual ABS East conference serving to connect the securitization community, including Regulators, Fixed Income Investors, Issuers Funding via Debt Capital Markets, and more.
October 4 – 6, 2021
InsureTech Connect is the world’s largest insurtech event — offering the most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry incumbents from across the globe.
Evolve Capital is excited to release our “Insurance Landscape Industry Deep Dive,” a 73-page almanac diving into trends cutting across the insurance distribution, carrier, service, and software firms in the space. Over the last several years, the sector has undergone evolution as incumbents race to digitalize, new entrants finally rapidly scale, and capital availability has ignited innovation. We constantly receive inquiries from our clients and key accounts on how they would fit into the insurance landscape or where the capital is flowing. Hence, our “Insurance Landscape Industry Deep Dive.”
When a company is negotiating a sale or capital raise, one of the important questions that surface is whether it makes sense to put an employee equity plan in place (“The Equity Question”). This is especially pertinent for entrepreneurs that desire to attract and retain talent to grow their business. For those considering an M&A or financing deal, an equity plan is an effective signal to buyers and investors that they are focused on long-term business growth and will help to optimize the company’s valuation.
While the market presents an opportune time for M&A transactions and growth equity deals, companies will need to consider whether their financials are in a good position to make the most of the opportunity. Companies with strong or stable revenues are in a favorable position to execute a deal, especially if annual revenue is up from 2019. However, companies will also need to consider several factors, especially potential industry-specific headwinds in the coming year. In this research note, we suggest perspectives for companies to think about when considering deals.
As we close out 2020, it became apparent that companies expanding remote-work arrangements performed strongly in the stock markets, such as communication platforms Zoom and Twilio. These cloud-based SaaS platforms generate recurring revenue, which adds business resiliency amid the global pandemic. SaaS solutions can also be offered as part of a cloud ecosystem, making it more efficient for companies to manage data, perform analytics, and drive automation for business processes.
As companies enter the growth stage of the startup cycle, founders must start to consider a new aspect of business: M&A deals. These deals could take the form of a strategic company acquisition to expand product offerings or gain market share (buy-side), or getting acquired by a larger company (sell-side). Although there are differences between financing and M&A processes, founders may want to consider building up fundraising experiences to better prepare for future acquisitions, be it from a VC or PE fund. This will help founders understand how to engage and negotiate with buyers to generate long-term benefits for the company, while tapping into the expertise, networks, and capital of existing financial backers to maximize deal outcome.