Insights

  1. September 2019 SaaS Market Update

    By: Zane Tarence The Q2 2019 SaaS Market Newsletter includes: Comments and insights from industry experts FAQ: AI/ML considerations for SaaS businesses Valuation multiples and recent transaction data Benchmark operating statistics Follow the link to read the Newsletter – Industry Update Q2 2019. Also included in this edition of our SaaS Market Newsletter is information…

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  2. Founders Serve Day

    Recently, the firm was able to serve the community at two locations during its Summer Serve Day. We had groups serving at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama and the Rotary Trail. Cornerstone is a non-profit, Christian school for Birmingham’s inner-city students. The school was established over 25 years ago to prevent the cycle of poverty by…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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