Perspectives

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

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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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Why Hiring an Unconflicted Investment Bank Advisor Matters

In the M&A process, investment banks (“advisors”) are used to advise both buyers and sellers.  Advisors can choose which side they would like to work on (but not both simultaneously) and indeed most firms have acted in both capacities at some point in time.  Advising on both the buy-side and sell-side, however, poses an inherent

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Selecting a Boutique vs. Middle-Market Investment Bank

When it comes to providing M&A services to SMBs, boutique investment banks (“boutiques”) and middle-market investment banks (“MMBs”) are the primary players. This overview is meant to help in selecting which advisor to use for your transaction. General Services and Structure: A typical MMB offers a wide range of investment banking services that may include

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Key Metrics in an Internet Transaction

As M&A advisors with a focus on internet business, one of the most common questions we get asked is “What are the key metrics I need to be aware of going into a transaction?” Often times, the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) founders focus on day to day are not the same as what a buyer

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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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