Tag: Private Equity

Further Downward Pressure On Equities

Further Downward Pressure On Equities

Given higher interest rates some Private Equity deals have been executed with 100% equity. This means Private Equity firms will become more valuation sensitive in order to generate higher returns. In months and years past PE firms would use minimal equity (subscription loans were popular), when executing transactions. Minimizing the equity component would goose PE … Continue reading Further Downward Pressure On Equities

Allow Zombie Companies To Fail & Sanity To Return To The Markets

Allow Zombie Companies To Fail & Sanity To Return To The Markets

The Fed has created more zombie companies than any zombie apocalypse. The late great George Romero has nothing on the Fed. We are praying, crossing fingers and toes that the Fed will end QE and not support Government-led corporate bailouts with its money printing ability. Wishful thinking? Maybe. However, if nobody pushes back on the … Continue reading Allow Zombie Companies To Fail & Sanity To Return To The Markets

Now May Be The Time for SSNC To Sell Itself

Now May Be The Time for SSNC To Sell Itself

SSNC shares are flat from August 2018 to August 2022. By year-end 2022, SS&C will have grown Adjusted EBITDA by more than 60% from year-end 2018 - no small feat (table below) - yet SSNC shares do not reflect this achievement. S&P Global (ticker: SPGI), FIS Inc. (ticker: FIS) and Fiserv (ticker: FISV), will need … Continue reading Now May Be The Time for SSNC To Sell Itself

The Fed Is To Blame, Not Private Equity

The Fed Is To Blame, Not Private Equity

The Justice Department's Antitrust chief Jonathan Kanter is misguided in his comments about the Private Equity industry. Mr. Kanter ought to look to the Federal Reserve for perverting markets through its actions over the past decade-plus, especially during the April 2020-March 2022 period. If Mr. Kanter wishes to place blame somewhere place it at the … Continue reading The Fed Is To Blame, Not 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