Category Archives: Blog

  1. Founders Hosts 3rd Annual SaaS and Internet Bama Bash

    From October 12th – 14th, Founders hosted its annual SaaS and Internet Bama Bash at Ross Bridge Resort.  The third annual summit enabled more than forty CEOs and leaders of top technology companies and ten prominent technology-focused private equity groups to share best practices and engage in strategic discussions about growth, value and current industry…

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  2. Founders Hires Additional Analysts

    Founders has recently hired additional analysts to enhance their team. Vaughn McCrary and Stephen Sistrunk joined the Founders team with the primary responsibility of supporting transaction principals in the execution of deals across the firm.

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  3. Private Equity Recapitalization: The Staged Exit

    By: Zane Tarence Many business owners believe selling their company is the end; they hand the keys to the buyer and they walk away. While some desire this outcome, particularly those who are nearing retirement, many business owners are still passionate about what they do, love their team, and want to see their company continue…

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  4. Case Study: Student Life

    Based in Birmingham, Ala., Student Life provides Christian summer camps, conferences and information for children and youth across the U.S. The organization provides ministry with Gospel-centered, Bible-based experiences that transform youth & kids into devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Since the first Student Life event in 1993, the company’s customer base has grown tremendously to…

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  5. Return on Character

      By: Duane Donner We’re emphasizing leadership in our firm right now and in that effort our team is revisiting several great sources on the subject, including Jim Collins’ book, Good To Great, and specifically the chapter of Level 5 leadership.  If you’re not familiar with the book, Mr. Collins and his team set out…

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  6. Oil & Gas Services Mid-Year M&A Review

    By: John Ortstadt Current Market Commentary Strategic and financial buyers have been slow to move on acquisitions in 2015. In light of renewed uncertainty in oil prices, we expect buyers to remain patient in their approach of potential acquisitions. The conservative strategy limits a buyer from capitalizing on discounted valuations, but protects them from additional…

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