Acquisitions are challenging times for product managers. On the one hand, they can provide an opportunity for career growth. They can also result in the elimination of a product manager’s job.. Product managers are uniquely positioned to be very valuable during the M&A process. M&A projects can be stressful,. Product managers should learn how to survive an acquisition.
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An insider’s view of the merger integration story of when a $40 million company bought a $165 million software company.
Tech M&A and valuations are at an all-time high. There are many different styles used by acquirers – some are friendlier than others. This post describes the spectrum of approaches form the harsh Borg style to the friendly Hippie style employed by FAANG companies. Product managers need to understand the differences between these approaches so they are well prepared in the event of an acquisition.
The pace of mergers and acquisitions is accelerating due to the record valuations in today’s market. The chance that your organization could be acquired is greater than ever. Prudent product management leaders should understand how M&A execs analyze and assess product management organizations. This could not only help maximize the valuation of their company, but help them preserve their own role in a merged enterprise.
The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the tech market is on track to set new records this year. The Software Equity Group reported that there were 3,052 software M&A transactions in 2020. In the first half of 2021, there were 769 deals. They estimate that 2021 will set a new record. Acquisitions are challenging times for product managers. On the one hand, they can provide an opportunity for career growth. They can also result in the elimination of a product manager’s job. Product managers should learn the basics of M&A.
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Overview The objective of this paper is to provide product managers with some practical insights into the overall merger and acquisition process. I have been involved in product management for over 15 years. As a corporate development executive, I have led five major acquisitions and eight divestitures. We will cover three key topics: Types of […]
The objective of this post is to describe, at a high level, the steps in a typical tech M&A project. Each company tends to have their own playbook for M&A deals. Based on my past experience I have summarized the typical process steps in an M&A project. You should talk with people in your company to learn if there is a formal process in place for deals.