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.
About John Mecke
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I talk with SaaS companies that are looking to buy other SaaS companies or sell their own each month. For the past year their comments have been the same. The buyers lament the high valuations sellers expect, and sellers, especially private companies, bemoan the low valuations they are offered. They want to know why private SaaS companies are valued less than their public company peers?
Join Jon Gatrell and me for a webinar entitled “Run a Business, not a Backlog” on Wednesday February 10th, 2021 at 11AM PST, 2PM EST, 7PM GMT hosted by Product Management Today and sponsored by Logi Analytics.
In 2009 I started a family tradition known as the Santa Hat Believer’s Club (SHBC).
SEG’s Q3 2020 SaaS Index report shows record valuations in spite of Covid-19 crisis
The Software Equity Group has published their third quarter 2019 SaaS M&A update. It includes information about transaction volume, valuation multiples, and a host of other topics
Will the impending recession in 2020 prompt another version of the infamous Sequoia 2008 RIP Good Times presentation?
It seems like an obvious thing — why wouldn’t product managers want to do customer interviews at user conferences? The simple answer is that most teams do not take the time and effort to plan an effective customer interview program at their user conferences. Product managers receive a lot of feedback during user conferences. Unfortunately the feedback is scattered, not well structured, or consistently documented. The usual result is a set of anecdotes collected from a small subset of customers. It is hard to turn feedback can into actionable intelligence. Product managers should do customer interviews in a structured process at user conferences.
Private Equity Dividend Recaps are Rising Again. What product managers should know
Product Managers can learn a lot from startup pitch decks. A pitch deck essentially tells a story of why a company should be funded. Product managers face similar challenges every day. We’ll explore the anatomy of a pitch of a pitch deck and review a few legendary pitch decks.