A short presentation for product managers on how to analyze a potential acquisition candidate and present it to senior management.  Acquisition analysis leverages open source and other publicly available information.  This presentation covers the key concepts associated with acquisition candidate analysis, the process of developing an analysis, a sample ‘teaser’ presentation used to present information to senior management, boards of directors, and investors.

By John Mecke

John is a 25 year veteran of the enterprise technology market. He has led six global product management organizations for three public companies and three private equity-backed firms. He played a key role in delivering a $115 million dividend for his private equity backers – a 2.8x return in less than three years. He has led five acquisitions for a total consideration of over $175 million. He has led eight divestitures for a total consideration of $24.5 million in cash. John regularly blogs about product management and mergers/acquisitions.