“The pace of innovation globally has accelerated significantly , and our increasingly digital world means that organisations are having to automate and digitise at a far greater rate than they were previously accustomed to. ”
The availability of new technologies has enabled software innovators across the world and particularly in the UK to bring novel and unique softwares to market. The UK is very much considered a hotbed for such development as demonstrated by the significant flow of cross-border deals in the sector.
This hyperactivity and surging demand for software offerings has charged public markets which in turn has turned the heads of investment houses and trade consolidators which are looking expand rapidly.
We have a strong reputation and a track record of delivering successful exits for software clients. BCF have deep expertise in correctly positioning all of the aspects of a successful software business, as whilst SaaS is important there are many other factors that are just as integral to delivering strategic valuations that are often missed.
Our deep sector knowledge combined with exceptional cross-border capabilities mean we are well placed to advise software clients on a multitude of wealth crystallisation events.
Bishopsgate have access to thousands of potential buyers and investors across the software industry from strategic trade to private equity. Given our expertise in the software space we know who to approach and who not to approach in order to maximise value for our clients whilst also ensuring a discreet and confidential process.
They facilitated the whole process from crafting a valuation and financial model, publishing a superb IM and identifying potential targets, to arranging tee ups and coffee meetings, full blown management meetings, to managing the due diligence and ultimately completing the deal. They were attentive, diligent and responsive: understanding our needs, challenging us at appropriate times and then fighting our battles at others. They added value at every step and we are delighted. I would recommend BCF and the team wholeheartedly!