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Founders Hosts Oilfield Services Social at LAGCOE 2017

November 3, 2017  |  

Founders recently hosted an Oilfield Services social and M&A Market Update in conjunction with LAGCOE 2017, in Lafayette, Louisiana on October 24th. Industry CEO’s, business owners and select industry professionals met for cocktails and hors d’oeurvres on the deck at Ruffino’s on the River, one of Lafayette’s best restaurants.  After networking and enjoying some South […]

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Founders 2017 Fall Heritage Forum

Founders Host Fall Heritage Forum

October 27, 2017  |  

Founders hosted its bi-annual Heritage Forum on October 16th – 18th at the beautiful Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama.  Participants enjoyed meaningful time of growth and fellowship in a collaborative gathering of high capacity leaders. The objective of the forum was to inspire and equip attendees with best practices for life and succession planning in […]

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Founders Investment Banking, now Founders Advisors

October 11, 2017  |  

Dear Friends of Founders, Founders will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary next year, which is cause for great thanksgiving, celebration, and reflection.  Founded in 2003, Founders was started with a vision of helping business owners access growth capital and or monetize the enterprise value of their business through a full or partial sale.  We […]

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Founders Grows Team to Support Additional Practice Groups

October 9, 2017  |  

Over the past 18 months, Founders has added two new M&A practice groups, focused on serving industrial technology and healthcare companies. To support this growth, the firm has brought on additional talented professionals to better serve clients’ needs. Billy Pritchard is an associate for the firm. Prior to joining Founders, Billy served as Director of […]

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Founders Silicon Y'all 2017

Founders Hosts Annual SaaS and Internet Summit

October 6, 2017  |  

Founders held its 5th annual SaaS and Internet Summit earlier this week at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort outside of Atlanta, Georgia.  The Founders team hosted more than 60 CEOs and leaders of top SaaS and Internet companies, 11 technology-focused private equity and venture capital groups, and several strategic buyers with extensive M&A experience to […]

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Founders Advises on Six Transactions in Third Quarter

October 2, 2017  |  

Founders advised six clients on transactions that closed in the third quarter, bringing the total to 14 deals closed so far this year. “Our team is extremely pleased with the outcomes achieved for our clients,” remarked Duane Donner, managing partner of Founders. “It’s rewarding to see the tangible value created in the transactions, and we’ve […]

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Zane Tarence Featured on How to SaaS Podcast

September 29, 2017  |  

Zane Tarence, Managing Director of Founders, was recently featured on the How to SaaS podcast. During the episode, Zane discussed the 5 critical factors private equity investors analyze when investing in SaaS companies. How To SaaS is the go-to podcast for growing your cloud software company. The host, Shiv Narayanan, is also CMO of Wild […]

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Founders Advises LiveText in Sale to Taskstream-Tk20

Founders Advises LiveText in Sale to Taskstream-Tk20

September 22, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  (September 22, 2017) Founders Investment Banking, LLC is pleased to announce LiveText, a provider of assessment software solutions for higher education, has been acquired by Taskstream-Tk20, one of the largest providers of assessment management solutions for higher education. LiveText is one of the pioneers of learning engagement technologies and assessment innovations for higher […]

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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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