Would you hire an investment banker to buy or sell a tech company with valuation less than $100m? Who would you recommend in Silicon Valley?

Would you hire an investment banker to buy or sell a tech company with valuation less than $100m? Who would you recommend in Silicon Valley?

Always hire a banker if you can. Yes, it will seem expensive, especially on a smaller deal. And yes, they almost never will bring a great second offer in with a bona fide, written, better offer. Unless that second offer was already sort of in play anyway. But they do...
How will Spotify’s direct IPO listing disrupt the business model of Wall Street, given that investment bankers have been bypassed and will not be able to earn any fees if future listings follow Spotify?

How will Spotify’s direct IPO listing disrupt the business model of Wall Street, given that investment bankers have been bypassed and will not be able to earn any fees if future listings follow Spotify?

Not yet. Spotify’s direct listing took advantage of 3 factors: They did not need or want the money an IPO brings in. An IPO brings in money, often hundreds of millions or even more to invest. Most companies want the capital, at least as a cushion. The large brand...

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