What Should Drive PE Investment?

The M&A frenzy cycle that we have been discussing on and off for the past year hasn’t really died down, and this has spurred the PE cycle where PE (Private Equity) firms, wanting to capitalize on the frenzy around the Procurement space, are buying (majority investments in) vendors (that appear) ripe for a turn-around or […]

M&A Has Been Mad. Platforms Will Disappear. But There Will Be More Than One. But Who?

We’ve been writing a lot about M&A lately, including, but not limited to, our pieces on: All Aboard the M&A Train The Mania Ain’t Over Yet … But … M&A: And the Mania Continues … What Should Drive M&A … and Surviving a M&A: The Customer Perspective because M&A is still going strong. (And, as […]

What Should Drive M&A?

Last year was obviously the beginnings of a new M&A frenzy cycle in the Procurement Vendor space. Big names were scooped up by bigger names in an effort to expand their reach and/or capability in an effort to become the biggest name of them all. But is this good for Procurement departments? It depends on […]

Bigger. Badder. Baffling.

As per our previous posts, the merger and acquisition cycle is peaking. Coupa went on a spending spree and bought Spend 360 and Trade Extensions. Jaggaer merged with Pool4Tool. OpenText is acquiring Covisint Corporation. And Descarte Systems acquired PCSTrac Business. And we just know more announcements are coming. Everyone is getting bigger and badder, at […]