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 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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Preparing your Company for a Sale or Acquisition

One of the most daunting parts of selling your business is the preparation. For entrepreneurs, the need to run the business far outweighs the required time to gather diligence items. Preparation to a long list of tasks, however, is key to selling a business. Buyers each emphasize their own business metrics, so it is best

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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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Vista Point Advisors Quarterly M&A Updates

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