Tag: Private Equity

Don’t Count On M&A To Bail You Out

Don’t Count On M&A To Bail You Out

CEOs and Institutional Investors should not count on strategic acquirers or PE firms to bail out underperforming stocks (or private company holdings for that matter). Not only is the cost of capital significantly higher for would-be acquirers, but target company revenue and profitability forecasts have substantially less visibility and therefore more risk today than they … Continue reading Don’t Count On M&A To Bail You Out

More Irrational Exuberance: Thoma Bravo to Acquire Anaplan for $10.7 Billion

More Irrational Exuberance: Thoma Bravo to Acquire Anaplan for $10.7 Billion

PE firm Thoma Bravo is set to acquire Anaplan (tkr: PLAN) for $10.7 billion. That valuation implies an 18x Enterprise Value to Revenue (EV/Revenue) multiple on trailing revenue of $592 million. To us 18x revenue is a rich valuation in this environment where interest rates are climbing and recession is around the corner. Even if … Continue reading More Irrational Exuberance: Thoma Bravo to Acquire Anaplan for $10.7 Billion

TEK2day Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry

TEK2day Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry

TEK2day Spotlights are sponsored reports that focus on a particular industry and/or technologies. M&A Activity & Low Interest Rates, Product & Process Innovation and Digital Transformation & Advanced Automation are some of the catalysts driving change within the global insurance industry. Click HERE to access the full report. Reach us at info@tek2day.com with any questions.

Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Blackstone (ticker: BX) and AIG (ticker: AIG) announced a deal where Blackstone would pay $2.2 billion to acquire a 9.9% stake in AIG's life insurance and retirement services group ("AIG L&R"). The deal will take Blackstone's insurance business to approximately $150 billion AUM. We will have a TEK2day "Spotlight" report on this subject in the … Continue reading Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Private Equity and Life Annuity Insurance

Private Equity and Life Annuity Insurance

Tickers Mentioned: Roper Technologies (tkr: ROP); SS&C Technologies (tkr: SSNC); Verisk (tkr: VRSK) Private Equity has ramped its exposure to the Life Annuity Insurance industry over the past decade with PE-owned or PE-sponsored insurer's admitted assets growing from $67.4 billion in 2011 to $604.1 billion at year-end 2020 (per AM Best), a 9x increase. If … Continue reading Private Equity and Life Annuity Insurance

Put Your Strategic M&A Team On Ice

Put Your Strategic M&A Team On Ice

Perhaps that recommendation is a bit harsh and unexpected coming from me, someone who is a staunch advocate of strategic M&A. However, the fact is that interest rates are historically low and valuations will remain historically high until such time as interest rates begin to rise. As we recently wrote, equity valuations have the looming … Continue reading Put Your Strategic M&A Team On Ice

We Like The Prospective Link Group Acquisition for SS&C<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

We Like The Prospective Link Group Acquisition for SS&CPremium 

The deal for Australia's Link Group (tkr: LNK) is a competitive one, insofar as Link Group has disclosed. The competing prospective acquirers include SS&C Technologies (tkr: SSNC), and a pair of private equity firms - Sydney-based Pacific Equity Partners (Link's former owner) and Carlyle Group (tkr: CG) whom are bidding together. Our best guess is … Continue reading We Like The Prospective Link Group Acquisition for SS&CPremium 

Is There Another Leg To Drop In The SolarWinds Cyberbreach?

Is There Another Leg To Drop In The SolarWinds Cyberbreach?

Cyberbreaches do not receive enough attention. The last time we railed against a company related to a Cyberbreach was the Equifax (tkr: EFX), hack of 2017. That breach was disclosed in September 2017 despite the fact that the company had knowledge of the hack for months. EFX executives sold stock ahead of the disclosure. SolarWinds … Continue reading Is There Another Leg To Drop In The SolarWinds Cyberbreach?

The Mortgage Processing Market Is A Riddle Best Solved by FinTech Companies

The Mortgage Processing Market Is A Riddle Best Solved by FinTech Companies

Intercontinental Exchange (ticker: ICE) recently announced that it agreed to acquire Ellie Mae from Thoma Bravo for approximately $11 billion. It makes sense that a large FinTech company is working to drive automation across the mortgage processing landscape. Ellie Mae will nicely augment Intercontinental's 2018 acquisition of MERSCORP. MERSCORP operates the MERS System, a national … Continue reading The Mortgage Processing Market Is A Riddle Best Solved by FinTech Companies