Tag: Software

Tell Me About Your “Next Gen”

Do Fusion, Unity and Next Gen get the job done? “An architect’s first work is apt to be spare and clean. … The general tendency is to over-design the second system, using all the ideas and frills that were cautiously sidetracked on the first one. The result, as Ovid says,…

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A Technical Perspective for Evaluating Software Companies, Part II

What makes a good software company? In Part I of this series, we looked beyond the top level metrics that define a “good” software company and dug into the deeper technical elements: the business model, the product roadmap, the product architecture, client customization and technical debt. In Part II, we…

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What You’re Missing When You Skimp on Tech Diligence Part II: Open Source Software

“He who sells what isn’t his’n, Must buy it back or go to prison.” Daniel Drew, 19th Century American Financier In Part I of this series, we covered several ways in which tech diligence identifies technical debt and other risks that can lead to unexpected costs and value impairment. In…

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Report: 2015 Tech Growth Equity Review and Outlook

// jQuery(document).ready(function() { var url = window.location.href.split('?')[0]; if(url != "http://www.bulgerpartners.com/insights/") { jQuery(".wp-post-image").css("display","none"); }}) Raising Capital in 2015 – what you’ll need to know.The team at Bulger Partners tracks every tech financing by growth equity and buyout investors in North America and Western Europe to identify the most active financial, corporate…

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The benefits of a SaaS Transformation (obvious and non-obvious)

And why all Applications Software Companies will soon be SaaS [Contributed by Jeff Vogel, Originally Published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]Our Thesis: We spend a lot of time helping both companies and investors think through SaaS Transformations. Our general thesis is that SaaS transformations represent a significant opportunity for investors…

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The Scales Tip: ‘Buy vs. Build’

How Software R&D Trends Have Influenced M&A Behavior [Contributed by Jeffrey Vogel, originally published on Tech MVP | Bulger Partners]Contrary to the expected assumption, advances in software development technologies and processes the past decade have led to more buying and less building in the industry’s buy vs. build calculus. In this article…

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Why PE and Agile haven’t always gone together

Agile Software Development in PE-backed Organization [Contributed by Jeffrey Vogel and Kathleen Collins | Bulger Partners]Having advised PE-backed companies, we see an unusual proportion of companies that have not yet embraced Agile software development and/or struggle to adopt it under a PE umbrella. While the majority of both startups and public…

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Return of the Class of 1990s Software IPOs

The software IPOs of the 1990s are coming back – you heard it here first. That’s right, the old school enterprise software companies of yesterday will be doing IPOs starting in Q4 and there are a bunch of them. In some cases it will be new companies that look just…

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