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Premium Transactions in Predictive & Advanced Analytics

June 5, 2017, Posted by Anton Papp

Paying premiums for acquisitions or investments is commonplace in the technology industry. When I was global head of corporate development for Teradata, we did several of those, such as acquiring Aster Data and Hadapt or investing in Hortonworks or Revolution Analytics. I am now a Partner at specialized investment bank Catapult Advisors, leading the firm’s initiatives in the broader big data & analytics market, which we call “Smart...

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Positioning your Company to be Bought, not Sold

December 2, 2016, Posted by Anton Papp

Engineering Premium M&A Quite often, premium M&A valuations require providing value to a would-be acquirer prior to a transaction. Forgetting this one bit of advice is the reason that so few tech entrepreneurs are able to sell their company at a premium valuation. As the former Vice President of Corporate Development at Teradata and a long-time tech investment banker, I am constantly amazed at how so many startups fail to develop s...

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What LinkedIn-Microsoft Means for the HCM Sector

June 15, 2016, Posted by Phil Wohl

Followers of the HCM software landscape have long been awaiting that high profile signature SaaS M&A transaction that would “break the dam” and lead to a flood of copy-cat transactions. We’ve recently seen this type of feeding frenzy play out across other areas of enterprise software, such as Email Marketing, eCommerce Platforms, Social Marketing, Web Content Management and Web Security. For the last big HCM consolidation wave,...

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Fine Line Between Employee Safety and HCM

April 29, 2015, Posted by Phil Wohl

On April 27, Enviance, a Battery Ventures portfolio company, acquired our client Remedy Interactive, a leading provider of SaaS solutions that improve employee health, safety and productivity. For over ten years, Remedy Interactive has been enabling its customers to reduce injuries and risk, while fostering a culture of safety throughout the enterprise. This transaction represents Catapult’s 6th HCM-related transaction and it exemplifies ...

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Catapult’s HCM Practice Continues to Grow

July 28, 2014, Posted by Phil Wohl

Earlier this month, Catapult closed its 5th HCM-related transaction when we advised MoBolt on its sale to Indeed.  This deal is generating tremendous buzz in the HR technology community because it exemplifies the theme that every HCM software vendor is focused on: the shift to mobile. MoBolt has developed a best-in-class solution for leading employers such as Nike, Deloitte and Disney to accept mobile job applications. Sounds simple enough...

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Catapult’s Customer Experience Practice Gains Momentum: CX Increasingly Determines Winners and Losers as Power and Influence Shift to the Customer

April 22, 2014, Posted by Byron Bardy

What do Oracle, Adobe, Salesforce, SAP and IBM all agree on? Not much, except that there is a fundamental shift underway that revolutionizes the way businesses will be allocating their IT resources for years to come. Gone are the days when availability, price, or even advertising were enough to determine what the customer purchases, or from whom. Today, companies large and small are busy adapting to a brave new world where the customer’s ...

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