2017 is off to a strong start as demand for data storage continue to grow with evolving IT needs. In this market update, Michael Murphy, Charlie McLravy, and Jim Farrell of NEF Capital Advisors provide a guided tour of the current M&A environment, and share perspectives on what's in store for the year ahead.
In this episode of the NEFCAP Executive Insights Webcast, we sit down with Michael Murphy to talk about the changing landscape of hosted content. As demand dynamics change, we’re seeing a continued trend of data centers moving to the edge. In this webcast, we answer several questions.
Data center, cloud and MSP businesses seeking to raise capital have the benefit of favorable market conditions – but there are still several milestones owners face in the capital raise process. Without the right guidance and preparation, getting funded can be protracted and inefficient.
Today’s active M&A market grants business owners the opportunity to sell their company when the time is right. But the post-sale life can leave a seller with some perplexing questions. With the right outlook and preparation, an owner can plan for the sale of their business and life “after”. Mitigating tax hits, growing assets, and establishing a sense of purpose are all feasible, attainable benchmarks for a business owner.
It’s a fascinating, dynamic time in the market to be seeking a capital raise. However, businesses with an EBITDA below $5 million may face challenges – they are often perceived as carrying more risk than a larger company, and their market isn’t as competitive. That doesn’t mean savvy smaller business owners can’t successfully navigate the capital raise process. With a knowledge of the available deals on the market and what investors and lenders are seeking, they can prepare for a capital raise and secure the funds their business needs.
Selling a business is a complex undertaking. More often than not, it’s a protracted process and can be an emotional negotiation that can leave business owners with unexpected financial questions as well as the challenge of finding a new cause after the sale.
NEF Capital Advisors and expert panelist, Clark Griggs of Griggs Wealth Management, discuss current market trends and share insight on the following topics of interest to data center owners.
The year 2014 has seen a resurgence in M&A causing a strong deal environment, particularly in cloud and managed services. Data center business owners should be keenly aware of the changing market conditions and educate themselves on market trends and timing. In addition, tax issues and planning should factor heavily into the how owners evaluate an exit strategy.