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September 2019 Six Month M&A Transaction Report

We’ve compiled six months of data on the top recent M&A transactions in the Southeast and in the US. Table of Contents Southeast Transactions Major US Transactions Major Canceled Transactions About Watermark Advisors Southeast Transactions M&A Closed Date Buyers/Investors Primary Industry [Buyers/Investors] Geographic Locations [Buyers/Investors] Target/Issuer Short Business Description [Target/Issuer] Total Transaction Value ($USDmm, Historical…

kVA + UL = A Fascinating Acquisition

Every M&A client has a unique story. Watermark’s most recent M&A client, kVA, had a fascinating one. On June 3rd, Underwriters Laboratories, also known as UL, announced that it had acquired kVA. This announcement ended one stage in the life of kVA as it turned the page and started a new one. kVA was formed…

The Unrecognized Downside of M&A Success Fees

Unfortunately, one downside of M&A advisory success fees is that while it ensures that the transaction advisor gets paid “fairly,” the acquirer does not necessarily benefit proportionately. The matter not taken into consideration is that acquirers often struggle to capture a return on investment from acquisition transactions above a hurdle rate. Numerous studies have analyzed…

May 2019 Six Month M&A Transaction Report

We’ve compiled six months of data on the top recent M&A transactions in the Southeast and in the US. For the first time, we’ve also including data on major canceled M&A transactions. Table of Contents Southeast Transactions Major US Transactions Major Canceled Transactions About Watermark Advisors Southeast Transactions M&A Closed Date Buyers/Investors Primary Industry [Buyers/Investors]…

Hagen on the Life After Business Podcast – 3 Phases To Successful M&A

The executive managing director of Watermark Advisors, Hagen Rogers tells about his approach to M&A (mergers and acquisitions) counseling. He discusses the common issues he saw in the M&A process with his clients. We explore how these issues changed his approach to M&A and what lead to Watermark’s service model. During this podcast, Hagen explains…

Stock Value Plunges 26% After Extreme Networks Fumbles Acquisition

On May 9, 2018, Extreme Networks (NasdaqGS: EXTR), a San Jose, California based networking company, saw a 26% drop in its stock after it released 3Q’18 earnings (for period ending March 31, 2018) the previous evening. In the earnings release, there was a 23.81% downward earnings adjustment. This included a $1MM surprise revenue adjustment tied…

Amazon Expands Front Door Presence

On April 12, 2018, Amazon.com, Inc. completed the acquisition of Ring, Inc. for $998.89MM in an all-cash deal. Ring Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Santa Monica, California. Ring Inc. manufactures video doorbells for homes. Its video doorbell lets users answer from anywhere in the world using Smartphone and Android devices. It…

Q2 2017 Southeast Acquisition Report

Southeast Acquirers Active in Q2’17 Transactions Q2 2017 saw a total of 154 closed M&A transactions of Carolinas and Georgia headquartered companies, totaling $9.1Bn in deal value. Of the closed deals, three were greater than $1Bn, two were between $500-$1Bn, seven were between $100MM-$500MM, 36 were less than $100MM, and the majority of these deals…
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