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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.

Who Determines What Your Business is Worth?

Who Determines What Your Business is Worth?

You may be thinking it’s time to sell your IT services business. To do that, you need to know what it’s really worth.

Most business owners will tell you they have a number in mind. Often, the number comes from a friend who just sold, or a valuation approach touted in an article.

Listen Now: Cogent CEO Rick Murphy on Business RadioX®’s “Alpharetta Tech Talk”

Listen Now: Cogent CEO Rick Murphy on Business RadioX®’s “Alpharetta Tech Talk”

Rick Murphy, CEO of Cogent Growth Partners, joins host John Ray to discuss his firm’s work with IT services companies seeking to expand through acquisition, why acquisitions are vital for acquiring talent, not just customers and revenue, why he calls his work “transaction therapy,” and much more. “Alpharetta Tech Talk” is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.

Cogent Growth Partners Advises WorkSmart on Acquisition of IT Services Firm RMS Associates

Latest transaction is the fourth deal WorkSmart has closed with Cogent providing M&A advisory services

ATLANTA – February 25, 2021 – Cogent Growth Partners, a buy-side advisor and intermediary for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the IT services sector, today announced the successful closing of a fourth acquisition for WorkSmart, the company that simplifies IT for small business.

Don’t Sell Your IT Business Like You Sell Your House

Don’t Sell Your IT Business Like You Sell Your House

Often, IT business owners approach selling their venture just as they would sell their home. They list it, wait for the offers to roll in and accept the first or highest price. However, that best offer may start dropping after the dreaded home inspection uncovers required repairs or worse.

DAS Health Acquires Randall Technology Services, Advised By Cogent Growth Partners

DAS Health Ventures (DAS) acquires another IT services company with heavy healthcare industry experience and reach. On December 1, 2020 DAS closed its acquisition of Amarillo, TX-based Randall Technology Services, LLC. The transaction, sourced and advised by Cogent Growth Partners as the buy-side intermediary for DAS, will have Randall Technology’s clients gain an increased depth of support, and a substantially improved value proposition adding DAS Health’s award-winning offerings.