Insights

  1. Alabama M&A Activity Q2 2019

    By: Wesley Legg According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, there were an estimated 41 transactions involving Alabama companies completed in the second quarter of 2019, which is an increase of 28% in the number of transactions in the same quarter of the previous year. M&A and private placement activity was down 15% quarter…

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  2. Increasing the Value of a Multi-Unit Business

    By: Mike McCraw For high-growth multi-unit concepts, such as restaurants, fitness studios, and entertainment venues, access to institutional capital through partnership with a debt or equity partner is often critical for streamlining operations and strategically expanding to new locations. Whether owners are looking to grow, recapitalize, or sell, select metrics are commonly evaluated by institutional…

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  3. 2019 Annual Founders Family Picnic

    The Annual Founders Family Picnic was held last Saturday at Lake Martin. The Founders team, along with their families and some friends of the firm, enjoyed a day of fun on the water, food, and fellowship. A new addition to the party this year was a massive inflatable water slide, and it was hit all…

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  4. Growth or Profitability – Which Should I Choose?

    By: Chris Weingartner One of the most frequent questions we are asked by SaaS founders and entrepreneurs is whether their focus should be on growing revenues or achieving profitability, especially when it comes to the impact on Enterprise Value.  It is a complicated question that presents meaningful tradeoffs unique to each company and one that…

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  5. Brad Johnson Receives 10 Year Service Award

    Brad Johnson began working at Founders as an undergraduate intern in 2008 and has continued to grow in his career within the firm. Currently, Brad serves as a Vice President, primarily focusing on leading the execution of transactions in SaaS, digital media, and other technology companies. In 2017, Brad was an inaugural inductee into the…

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  6. E&P Consolidation Impact on Independent OFS Companies

    By: John Sinders As E&P operators continue to consolidate, the oilfield service industry will be forced to adjust. A similar consolidation story in the industry intuitively makes sense, as E&P operators’ focus on profitability will squeeze service providers and force them to make up the margin with synergies created through M&A. Integrated independent service providers…

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