Buyers
July 8, 2024

The Art of Exit Preparation: Cultivating Buyers

In our earlier posts we explored two key elements of successful exit preparation: the overarching idea of preparing to be “bought not sold” and the “essential actions” a company and board can undertake, well in advance of any planned exit, to maximise both price and certainty. A third vital dimension in any successful exit prep phase (what we term “Stage 1”) is cultivating serious buyer interest well in advance of an intensive exit process (“Stage 2”).

Preparation
July 1, 2024

The Art of Exit Preparation: Before the Starting Gun

In this second post on exit planning, we explore some of the key actions that underpin successful preparation (what we call Stage 1) before an intensive, competitive M&A sale process (Stage 2). Based on our experience across 300 exits spanning decades, we firmly believe that thoughtful, sustained preparation over several months or even 1-2 years before a company is formally put up for sale increases both the price and certainty of an eventual deal.

Exit preparation
June 24, 2024

The Art of Exit Preparation: Being Bought, Not Sold

From the highs of 2021-22, exits exceeding $100 million have fallen 50% to 2018-19 levels. While this is still considerably higher than the previous decade, to investors and founders this surely feels like a sharp decline. This reset, however, should come as no surprise. Everything reverts toward the mean, and with high interest rates and public companies going private due to low valuations amidst economic and macro uncertainty, achieving successful exits now requires thoughtful and sustained planning to maximise value…

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NPU
July 9, 2024

Are NPUs the Key to Disrupting Nvidia’s AI Dominance?

NPUs are emerging as the solution of choice in an AI semiconductor market bifurcating into training and inference applications. These specialised chips offer significant advantages in terms of size, cost and energy efficiency for AI processing tasks. With projections indicating the edge AI inference device market will reach c$50bn by 2026, this presents a considerable opportunity…

Buyers
July 8, 2024

The Art of Exit Preparation: Cultivating Buyers

In our earlier posts we explored two key elements of successful exit preparation: the overarching idea of preparing to be “bought not sold” and the “essential actions” a company and board can undertake, well in advance of any planned exit, to maximise both price and certainty. A third vital dimension in any successful exit prep phase (what we term “Stage 1”) is cultivating serious buyer interest well in advance of an intensive exit process (“Stage 2”).

Preparation
July 1, 2024

The Art of Exit Preparation: Before the Starting Gun

In this second post on exit planning, we explore some of the key actions that underpin successful preparation (what we call Stage 1) before an intensive, competitive M&A sale process (Stage 2). Based on our experience across 300 exits spanning decades, we firmly believe that thoughtful, sustained preparation over several months or even 1-2 years before a company is formally put up for sale increases both the price and certainty of an eventual deal.

Exit preparation
June 24, 2024

The Art of Exit Preparation: Being Bought, Not Sold

From the highs of 2021-22, exits exceeding $100 million have fallen 50% to 2018-19 levels. While this is still considerably higher than the previous decade, to investors and founders this surely feels like a sharp decline. This reset, however, should come as no surprise. Everything reverts toward the mean, and with high interest rates and public companies going private due to low valuations amidst economic and macro uncertainty, achieving successful exits now requires thoughtful and sustained planning to maximise value…

Health tech
June 17, 2024

2024 Trends in Digital Health: A Deep Dive

The digital health landscape is evolving rapidly, with advancements in remote consultation, mental health support, at-home diagnostics, patient monitoring, and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI (GenAI). These technologies are not only improving access to healthcare services but also transforming the way care is delivered, making it more efficient, personalised, and patient-centric…

Remittances
May 28, 2024

Africa’s Remittance Market Set to reach $500bn by 2035

Remittances play a pivotal role in many African economies, significantly contributing to their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2022, remittances accounted for an average of 7.6% of GDP in Western Africa, 6.8% in Eastern Africa, 4.4% in Northern Africa, 3.7% in Southern Africa, and 1.4% in Central Africa. The total value of remittances in Africa reached nearly $100 billion, with $20 billion being intra-Africa flows.

Knowledge management system
May 20, 2024

Knowledge management: bridging a $300bn productivity gap

As organisations grapple with this data deluge, knowledge management systems emerge as vital lifelines. These comprehensive platforms enable seamless dissemination of information and insights within data-rich enterprises. While traditional storage solutions like SharePoint and Google Drive offer repositories, they often fall short in harnessing the full potential of data.

Healthcare
May 7, 2024

Revolutionising African Healthcare: Pharma Distribution, Private Hospitals, and Telemedicine

With just 15% of the world’s population, Africa accounts for 50% of global deaths from communicable diseases]. The African healthcare system grapples with a multitude of challenges that hinder the delivery of quality care to its population. One of the most pressing issues is the severe shortage of healthcare professionals. According to the World Health Organisation as of 2022, the African region has only 1.55 healthcare workers per 1,000 population…

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