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NEXT Founders Forum: Setting Your Company Up For A Successful Exit

Register now to attend this upcoming event. Founders Forum, powered by NEXT, is an educational series for entrepreneurs, taught by subject matter experts in key areas of focus for all startups. Learn how you can improve your efforts as a founder, walk away with outcomes you can apply directly to your business, and strengthen your…
Watermark Advisors MandA Wire Market Conditions

How M&A Has Changed in Q4 – M&A Wire Video

Is M&A decoupling from the economy? If so, what does that mean for 2023? In this latest Watermark Wire video, Hagen Rogers explores how and why mid-sized companies are seeing fewer M&A transaction volume but higher M&A transaction multiples. He then offers practical advice for BOTH acquirers and sellers.
Watermark Executive Briefing-Top MandA Fumbles

Top M&A Fumbles and Landmines That Every Acquirer Should Know

We are proud to share our Executive Briefing which explores “fumbles and landmines” that cause acquirers to ultimately fail in capturing an ROI above a hurdle rate. ROI and strategic failures by acquirers go for the most part largely unreported. However, they are in fact, much more widespread than many realize, costing shareholders dearly. We…

Class Valuation, LLC Purchases SouthEastern Evaluation, LLC

“Watermark Advisors took the time to get to know our company and made sure that we were comfortable with the process.  I had no idea the time and effort it would take and Hagen made sure we understood each part in the process along the way.  He was available for any and all questions and…
M&A Protecting National Interests

In Focus: Protecting National Interests in M&A Transactions

Who is CFIUS? Much has been written and spoken about foreign companies with ties to communist governmental regimes acquiring US-based companies. This article discusses how the US government protects our country’s national security issues when M&A transactions are suspect. Many may not know that there is a body within the U.S. government that is devoted…
M&A in a Devisive World

2021 M&A Wire #1: M&A in a Divisive World

We are pleased to share Watermark’s inaugural M&A Wire for 2021. Back to Fundamentals: Comprehensive M&A Expertise a Rarity, but also a Requirement M&A continues, as it always has been, to be a risky endeavor. If any one area in M&A goes sideways, that can spell trouble. Considering M&A involves so many processes and skills,…
Hagen on the Life After Business Podcast - 3 Phases To Successful M&A

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…