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Q2 2017 SaaS Industry Update

September 21, 2017  |  

Every owner/operator should be diligently tracking and benchmarking against their competition. Prospective customers are always shopping solutions, and a variety of factors contribute to their ultimate decision of whether to go with your company’s solution, or a competitor’s. Effectively keeping tabs on competitors allows you to make educated decisions on pricing, your product road map, […]

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Is the timing right for an M&A deal for my company?

September 12, 2017  |  

By: Wesley Legg Timing is key when it comes to M&A deals. When you are preparing for a transaction, there are both internal and external factors to consider: Internal Factors Internal factors include owner energy/passion, business performance and lifecycle, and the personal needs of the shareholder.  One of the largest internal considerations should be understanding […]

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Q2 2017 Industrial Service Update

August 30, 2017  |  

The EIA predicts that global energy demand will increase nearly 50% by 2048. In order to support that growth, less expensive, more plentiful, and cleaner forms of energy will have to be used – making natural gas a likely candidate for the fuel of the future. The United States is the world’s top producer of […]

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Michael White - Managing Director Founders Healthcare Practice

Ex-Barclays Healthcare Investment Banker Joins Founders

August 24, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 24, 2017) — Founders Investment Banking, LLC today announced that Michael White has joined its firm as Managing Director of the newly formed Founders Healthcare Practice. Michael has over 20 years of experience advising healthcare clients on a range of strategic alternatives including IPOs, public and private equity and debt capital raises, […]

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2017 Q2 OFS Newsletter Water - Final

Q2 2017 Oilfield Service Update

August 23, 2017  |  

By Duane Donner The oilfield water management market is a $26.7 billion industry, expected to grow ~30% from 2017 – 2020. Shifts in drilling techniques aimed at lowering breakeven prices have increased water usage per well by an average of 85% across all major shale basins, leading to a major ripple effect (pun intended) on […]

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Five Things to Consider When Selecting an M&A Advisor

Five Things to Consider When Selecting an M&A Advisor

August 15, 2017  |  

By: Zane Tarence There is a lot to consider when deciding to pursue a merger or acquisition. Anyone considering a transaction should be consulting with, and ultimately engaging with an M&A advisor.  When choosing an M&A advisor there are at least five things to consider: Trust This is the foundation of relationships, and the relationship […]

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2017 Annual FIB Family Picnic

July 28, 2017  |  

The Annual Founders Family Picnic was held last Saturday at our managing partner Duane Donner’s lake house on beautiful Lake Martin. The Founders team, along with their families and some friends of the firm, enjoyed a day of food, fellowship, and fun out on the water. The Jungle Float was a hit this year; we’re […]

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The Importance of Clean Financials

July 18, 2017  |  

By: Chris Weingartner Across all the deals we’ve done, there is likely no larger deterrent to both a premium valuation and a smooth closing than a company that doesn’t have clean financials. We certainly can be empathetic for companies that have not prioritized financial reporting, particularly for an entrepreneur of a young, fast growing company […]

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Matt Carrington Joins Founders Investment Banking

July 12, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 12, 2017) – Founders Investment Banking (Founders) announced today that Matt Carrington has joined its firm as a Director of its Energy and Industrials Practice. Matt, an experienced corporate financial, development, and acquisitions professional, will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office. “We could not be more pleased to have Matt join […]

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Founders and Bridge2Rwanda Forge Deeper Relationship

July 6, 2017  |  

Bridge2Rwanda was formed in 2007 by Dale Dawson, and is a multifaceted organization traversing education, finance, and entrepreneurship while fostering relationships in Rwanda and abroad. It includes a dense interconnected network of relationships comprising individuals, churches, schools, businesses, nonprofits, and colleges all working together for the betterment of Rwanda. “If anything,” says Dale, “I’ve become […]

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