M&A at tech’s cutting edge
Cavendish Corporate Finance is one of the UK’s leading mid-market M&A advisers with unrivalled expertise in sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, debt advisory and private fundraising services.
Understanding valuation dynamics
Valuations are rarely driven by profits alone; pricing for technology-based businesses depend on revenue, the quality of tech stock, partnership and customer lists, barriers to entry, peer group activity and more.
Our strength comes from our understanding of the valuation dynamic, no better demonstrated than through our recent work in the burgeoning world of Legal Tech, where we advised on the sale of CaseLines to multinational corporation Thomson Reuters.
In Thomson Reuters, we found a strategic buyer that shares our commitment to the rule of law. We have a proven track record of enabling the courts’ digital transformation of the UK. We are optimistic that with Thomson Reuters global footprint we will be able to help courts around the world to continue to operate effectively and efficiently into the future.
Making the case for Legal Tech
Much like FinTech did for financial industry, Legal Tech is a rapidly expanding subsector that is silently transforming the face of law.
The sale of CaseLines to Thomson Reuters showed in no uncertain terms the wide and global potential that is being recognised amongst innovative Legal Tech firms.
With investment in Legal Tech on an exponential rise, especially in the wake of COVID, Cavendish Partner and Head of Technology John Farrugia explains more in the article below about why investors are showing such interest.
Is Legal Tech the new FinTech?
“In 2016, only $225m was invested in Legal Tech. By 2019, that grew nearly tenfold to $2.1bn.”
– John Farrugia, Partner and Head of Technology.
‘Maximising EBITDA and establishing a growth strategy.’
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Options. The more you have available, the better you can see where opportunity lies.
Our Dual Track service gives business leaders the benefit of choice allowing them to consider.
The differences and opportunities that both a sale option and an IPO could bring, side by side.