Valuations, Investments and M&A trends in ecosystem

Salesforce, Veeva, Servicemax, Apttus, Financialforce

Valuations, Investments and M&A trends in ecosystem

Sunil Grover, Managing Partner
(669) 900-4031

At the recent DreamForce `17, my team at True Blue Partners (TBP) met with nearly 30 founder / CEOs and Corporate Development professionals. In preparation, we had compiled initial data on valuations, investments and M&A trends in the Salesforce eco-system.

On multiple occasions these CEOs told us that it was the most authoritative review of M&A trends in the Salesforce eco-system they had seen so far.

The updated market report (available below for download through SlideShare) incorporates our findings from these meetings and numerous other conversations and observations from walking the exhibit floor.

To view article slides presentation on SlideShare.

Highlights of what’s included …..

A review of native application companies that have hit unicorn status or blockbuster exits

  • Case studies on Veeva IPO, Apttus, SteelBrick, Servicemax
  • Profile and identity of the Company replicating Veeva strategy and getting traction

What are “Cloud-Pools”….

  • ..and how established companies are using it to diversify out of venture investments that we should probably rename..

“How to be the first to build a $10 Billion ARR SaaS company”

Listing of the most prolific co- investors by stage
(… this list if you are raising an Enterprise SaaS VC round)

Key opportunities for focused System Integrators/Professional Services

  • Case studies on CloudCraze, Apprio
  • Profile and identity of the Company replicating CloudCraze and Apprio strategy today.

Companies has acquired

  • 20+ acquisitions in 24 months window

The most compelling review of factors that drive valuations in enterprise SaaS including

  • Company size
  • Revenue growth rate
  • Change in revenue growth rate
  • Gross Margins
  • Net Margins
  • Target Markets
  • Leadership premiums in target markets

If you find the report helpful, feel free to like or re-share this post, or reuse it with appropriate citation to TBP.

If we can be helpful, I would be glad to have a conversation.

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About True Blue Partners, LLC
True Blue Partners is a boutique M&A advisory firm that serves lower mid-market enterprise software, service and solutions companies. It brings the rigorous strategic and financial perspective of bulge bracket firms with a company building approach and a steadfast partnership that only an independent boutique firm can deliver. For more information please visit or email us at info @ truebluepartners . com