Insights

  1. 8 Reasons Subscribers Are Better At Creating Recurring Revenue Than Customers

    By Chris Weingartner Over the past decade, there has been a shift in the strategic way businesses charge customers.  During the recent recession companies began to better understand the Lifetime Value of Customers, and many businesses and industries abandoned the legacy model of high initial installation or CapEx charges for their services.  They realized that over…

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  2. Frank’s International To Acquire Timco in $95M Deal

      Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE:FI) announced today that they have agreed to acquire Timco Services, Inc. The deal is scheduled to close in the second quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Mike Maraist and Mark Guidry, owners of Timco, attended a FOUNDERS FORUM in 2013 and  principals of Founders advised…

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  3. Not All Revenue Is Valued Equally

    By Duane Donner, Managing Partner Most companies are valued by applying a multiple to the businesses EBITDA (earnings before interest taxes, depreciation, and amortization). However, buyers will closely examine the revenue streams generating that EBITDA and assess the quality thereof. Here are a few things buyers will look for when assessing a company’s revenue streams.

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  4. Increased Leverage Lifting Middle Market Price Tags

    By Wesley Legg, Chief Operating Officer The median debt percentage for middle-market deals continues to rise.  Lenders are loosening their purse strings, as the market continues to recover and loan default rates remain low versus historical standards. This is one of the dynamics pushing middle-market valuations higher and making for a seller’s market in most…

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  5. GradesFirst Completes Strategic Sale to The Advisory Board Company

    Birmingham, Ala. (February 13, 2015) – Founders Investment Banking, LLC (“Founders”) is pleased to announce that GradesFirst has completed a strategic sale to The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO), a global technology, research, and consulting firm serving the higher education and health care markets. The Advisory Board Company will include GradesFirst’s functionality in the flagship…

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  6. Oil & Gas: It’s A Buyer’s Market

    By Duane Donner, Managing Director 2015 Outlook Most O&G companies are waiting out the volatility in the commodity markets before pulling the trigger on any further acquisition or capital spending plans; however, as the market begins to stabilize, many firms are expected to be on the hunt for acquisitions. As certain companies, especially those with…

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