Perspectives

Vista Point bankers provide thoughts and insights into technology M&A, transactions and their implications, and the world of boutique investment banking

The Calculus of Revenue Growth

One of the most common questions entrepreneurs ask us is what is the best way to measure and analyze revenue? Usually most of the discussion and debate centers around software vs. services, recurring vs. non-recurring and organic vs. inorganic growth. Almost no time is allocated to discussing what metric should be used to analyze revenue

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The Downside of Giving a Buyer Exclusivity When Selling a Business

Ask any private equity firm or strategic acquirer about their thoughts on exclusivity and they will say it is absolutely essential in order for them to move forward on any transaction.  Their main argument being that since they are spending a significant amount of money and resources to get the deal closed they have indicated

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The Current State of Technology Boutique Investment Banks

With the economy generally improving and the M&A markets showing increasing signs of life, we thought is was a good time to review how technology boutique investment banks have performed since the Global Financial Crisis.  During 2009, everyone knew it was really bad, but now we have more context (and data) for just how bad

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Thoughts On the RetailMeNot IPO

RetailMeNot priced its initial public offering on Friday. The stock performed well, trading up 32% in its first day of trading. Congratulations to Guy, Bevan, Cotter, and the rest of the RetailMeNot team. Glad we were able to help out along the way. Guy wrote the initial code for the website over a weekend not

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Thoughts on Yahoo/Tumblr

A few quick thoughts on the Yahoo/Tumblr transaction.  Anytime a company with less than $50 million in revenue gets a $1 billion+ valuation everyone takes notice.  The deal has the ability to significantly increase Yahoo’s audience.  Tumblr’s reach is massive: ▪       300 million monthly unique visitors ▪       120,000 signups every day ▪       900 posts a

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Why hire an advisor when selling your company or raising capital?

Entrepreneurs often ask us the following question, “Why should I hire an advisor?” There are a multitude of reasons as to why one should hire an advisor, but the short answer is that a banker’s true value is their ability to significantly increase the purchase price and the probability of closing a successful transaction. A

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Vista Point Advisors Quarterly M&A Updates

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