Is the Venture Capital Bubble About to Burst

Over the past decade, the venture-capital industry has seen tremendous growth. Last year alone, over $160 billion was spent on investments in startup companies worldwide. The interest from investors in early-stage companies has nearly tripled over the years and deal counts have continued to climb. But is it possible for this momentum to last?

Below we'll review the current state of affairs in the venture-capital sector, what has led to its rapid growth in recent years, and how the industry's financial bubble may soon be ready to burst.

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The Role of Cybersecurity in Due Diligence

Need proof of the importance of cybersecurity in the M&A process? You only need to look at the case of Yahoo.

In July 2016, Verizon announced that it would acquire Yahoo for $4.8 billion. Soon after the deal was publicized, however, Yahoo revealed that it had previously suffered two major data breaches affecting more than 1 billion users, the biggest cyber attack in history. The fallout from this declaration forced Yahoo to knock $350 million off the deal’s original price.

Hacks, breaches, and other cyber attacks can seriously damage a company’s reputation and even cause it to go out of business. In order to mitigate the risks that you face as a business, it’s essential to assess your potential M&A partner’s cybersecurity practices during the due diligence stage.

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Meet Patricia VanHoove, Account Manager at SecureDocs Inc.

 

At SecureDocs Inc., our team represents the spirit of our company: innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers. Our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

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The Balancing Act: Perfecting Due Diligence

When planning a merger or acquisition, due diligence on part of the buyer is of critical importance. Not only does due diligence help to identify potential red flags during financial transactions, but it can also be beneficial to both buyers and sellers when revealing fair market values for businesses and assets.

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How Technology Will Transform M&A in 2019 and Beyond

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming larger, more complex, and more valuable than ever before. Recent years have seen a rise in “mega-mergers” such as Disney-Fox, AT&T-Time Warner, CVS Health-Aetna, and Heinz-Kraft—each one worth tens of billions of dollars.

What’s more, it’s not just giant corporations that are merging. According to Accenture Research, 87 percent of firms have acquired another company in the past two years.

As this growth in M&A activity continues, businesses will need cutting-edge technological solutions in order to successfully execute the transaction. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 ways that technology will transform M&A in the short and medium term.

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Assessing Cybersecurity During M&A Due Diligence

When sizing up a potential M&A partner, most organizations focus on practical concerns such as their customer base or new product line.

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Start with the Exit Webinar Recap

On Wednesday, March 27th, we hosted a live webinar,  Start with the Exit in Mind, Building M&A value from startup to exit. The webinar focused primarily on M&A strategies and how to drive high valuation in the tech sector in the shortest amount of time.

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Inbound M&A Is This The Right Decision For Your Business

For most entrepreneurs, nothing is more satisfying than seeing their small startup become a successful, thriving business. And that success doesn't go unnoticed for long. Competitive brands and private equity groups are always on the lookout for new and established businesses with positive growth potential. In these cases, it doesn't take long for an attractive M&A offer to be made.

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The 5 Best Podcasts for Business Leaders and Startup Stars

Business podcasts are a great way to get ahead at work or boost your entrepreneurial efforts, especially if you don't have time to read business-centric books or attend conferences and seminars.

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Meet Parker Eliot, Implementation Manager at SecureDocs Inc.

At SecureDocs, Inc., our team represents the spirit of our company: innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers. Our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.

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