MSP Owner: Are You A Good Seller?

MSP Owner: Are You A Good Seller?

By Bruce Teichman
Executive Vice President
Partner

Whether you are considering selling your Managed Services Provider (MSP) now or several years down the road, how can you tell if you’re ready to sell and how can you determine if your company is ready to sell? This post will help you assess both kinds of readiness.

MSP Buyers and Sellers Find Themselves Comparing Sandboxes

MSP Buyers and Sellers Find Themselves Comparing Sandboxes

By George Sierchio
Executive Vice President and Senior Partner

What do the skills you picked up in the pre-school sandbox have to do with M&A activity in the hot MSP and IT Services market? Everything as it turns out.

When you are able to find the “shovel-and-pail gang” that builds things the way you do, you can quickly spot a company with a culture like yours and a comparable technology stack.

Get the Highest Value When You Sell

Get the Highest Value When You Sell

Rick Murphy
CEO & Managing Partner

As a company whose primary mission is to serve as a buy-side advisor to IT companies on their acquisition of other IT firms, we have a unique perspective about the process. Unlike the viewpoint of most sell-side brokers who are simply seeking to make a one-time-only sale happen, we want to help IT business owners maximize their value when they sell.

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Good Buyer?

Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Good Buyer?

By Bruce Teichman
Executive Vice President and Partner

Almost every homeowner in America knows that residential real estate prices have been climbing this year. Interest rates are low, which makes money easy to borrow and manageable to pay back. However, a dearth of properties for sale is what is driving the resulting feeding frenzy that has led to multiple over-listing price offers.

Cogent Growth Partners Advises LeadingIT on Acquisition of CLASS Computing

Growing Cybersecurity IT Firm Seizes Opportunity to Add Engineering Talent

ATLANTA – October 14, 2021 – Cogent Growth Partners, a buy-side intermediary for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the IT Services sector, today announced the successful closing of LeadingIT’s acquisition of CLASS Computing, a managed services provider (MSP). LeadingIT specializes in cybersecurity and IT support, while CLASS focuses on managing IT services for fire districts, park districts, non-profit organizations and manufacturers.

Focus on the Opportunity First

Focus on the Opportunity First

IT M&A – it is a heady place to be right now. If you’re contemplating selling, or perhaps becoming a buyer, it’s easy to get confused by all the numbers flying around – especially the ones related to valuations, adjusted revenue, combined free cash flow, and myriad deal structures with all sorts of payout options and closing cash concepts.