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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…

Q2 2017 Private Placement Report

Q2’17 saw a total of 91 successfully closed private placement capital raises, totaling just over $940.3 MM, across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Across all three states, the Information Technology sector led the way in terms of total deal value with 27 capital raises, totaling $501MM. Q2 2017 Capital Raises by Sector: NC, SC…

Inside Venture Capital

Many entrepreneurial companies seek to become backed by venture capital (VC) because such backing signals strong buy-in from a large investor asset class who believes in the company’s business model. Venture capital also helps a company grow. But, as many know, the venture capital community is tight-knit. For companies seeking VC for the first time,…

The Significance of Hurdle Rates, Cost of Capital and Valuations for Those Exiting Business Ownership

M&A is a complicated process requiring unique skills and difficult decision-making.  According to the 2017 Private Capital Markets Report, (produced by Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business in January 2017 and covered the deal making market over the previous 12 months) 35% of all 2016 sell-side M&A transactions did not close.  The number one reason, explaining…

Q2 2017 M&A Market Report

Table of Contents Historical M&A Transactions Market Summary Nationwide Disclosed M&A Transactions Southeast Disclosed Transactions Southeast Transactions by Industry Consumer Discretionary Healthcare Industrials Information Technology Materials Historical M&A Transactions In 2017, US M&A deal volume is expected to reach its highest level since its last cyclical peak in 2007. However, total closed M&A deals, measured…