Consolidation and M&A

Oct 8th, 2021 @1:20 pm
Transactions in the SaaS industry are growing in volume by approx. 25% Year-on-year. The strong appetite for SaaS businesses is being driven by solid market fundamentals and the industry’s attractive business model case.

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Chris DeMayo

Partner Withum
Chris is a partner at Withum and serves as the firm’s Practice leader for the Technology and Emerging Growth Services Group. With over 15 years of experience, he has dedicated his time to servicing this industry and tech community and has had the privilege of working and building relationships with some of the most well-known and successful technology and emerging growth companies in the space. In addition to servicing his clients, his responsibilities include representing the firm in the marketplace, developing marketplace strategies, leading the growth and success of the firm’s technology and emerging growth practice. Beyond accounting, he has developed a deeply focused skill set within the sector as a strategic advisor and consultant. With an emphasis on M&A and auditing, he often consults with clients on accounting for complex capital structure, interpretation of revenue recognition standards, capitalized software, acquisition accounting, exit planning, and software selection/implementation among others.

Stacey McKibbin

Stacey McKibbin is the CEO of Consilio, a peak performance executioncompany that believes having a strong Middle Management Suite is the secret sauce of success. From their world class coaching, training and state of the art AI sales practice portal, Consilio has a proven system that works. Stacey leads her team of zealots by her example of passion and enthusiasm that guides leaders to accelerated success. As a Master Practitioner of NLP and student of The Art of Negotiation, Stacey can help blend your corporate objectives with the vision, strategy, and the execution you need for both short- and long-term success. Stacey is also a DISC certified assessment administrator. She believes that this particular assessment when utilized within an organization will open up the lines of communication across every level and will ultimately lead to a more productive and all around better performing team. She is even so bold to claim "communication changes lives. " That's how important this work is! Stacey lives in San Diego with her husband Chris and their two children Max and Jack and dog Roxy.

Julien Meyer

Managing Director NorthStar Investment Banking
Julien Meyer, MBA is a career entrepreneur. Founder of collegeTKTS, CollegeStack and formerly CEO @ BlurtBox (Entrepreneur Magazine, 2016), Meyer has been running companies his whole career. With two successful exits under his belt as well as a failure, as he anticipated his next career move, Meyer realized that working to fix how founders interface with investors and ultimately exit companies was his passion. To get started down this path, Meyer published, “First Money In” (Barnes & Noble, Amazon, 2018), a guidebook for entrepreneurs looking to raise their first $50k in capital and founded the Startup Financial News Podcast (Apple, 2017). Meyer then went on to found and become a partner at NorthStar Venture Partners, a financial services firm that focuses exclusively on helping startups with early stage growth strategies and financing, all the way through to M&A activity and exits. Meyer was recently rated as one of the Top 10 Venture Capital consultants for 2018 and NorthStar Venture Partners is up for a of awards in the M&A ecosystem. Additionally, Julien holds an MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, a dual BSfrom the University of Central Florida and a Corporate Finance Certificate from Harvard Business School. He has been featured in Small Business Today, the Orlando Sentinel, Entrepreneur Magazine, multiple business journals and the Ambitious Academy. Meyer continues to speak at entrepreneurship programs across the globe educating entrepreneurs on the opportunities available to them as well as the pitfalls associated with financially over-leveraged startups.

Consolidation and M&A

Transactions in the SaaS industry are growing in volume by approx. 25% Year-on-year. The strong appetite for SaaS businesses is being driven by solid market fundamentals and the industry’s attractive business model case.

  • How do you value a SaaS business?
  • Understanding the market segment growth potential and the potential growth of the company’s market share

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