Archive for October, 2019

Technology M&A in Q3 2019 was marked by increased competition for deals with deal value totaling $96b across 951 acquisitions. Strategic acquirers focused on finding substantial value in the middle market with median deal value of $40m compared to the far higher median of $325m paid by private equity firms. Some of Q3’s highlights included Broadcom’s announcement to acquire underperforming Symantec for $10.7b and the London Stock Exchange’s $27b acquisition of Refinitiv to better compete with US exchanges.
Q3 2019 ViewPoint Released
Our Quarterly ViewPoint for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 has been released. The ViewPoint is a summary of trends, stock index performances, public valuation multiples, and relevant M&A activity in the services, software, and communications sectors.
Andy Agrawal
Managing Partner
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Successful ‘Date-Certain M&A’ of AirXpanders, its assets and intellectual property

Gerbsman Partners is pleased to announce the successful completion of maximizing the value of assets and associated intellectual properties of AirXpanders.  Due to market conditions and trends, the senior lender made the strategic decision to maximize the value of the business unit and its intellectual properties.

Gerbsman Partners – led by Steven R. Gerbsman, Principal and Kenneth Hardesty (CEO in Residence)– provided the senior lender and AirXpanders consultants with financial advisory leadership through its proprietary ‘Date-Certain M&A Process’, facilitated the sale of the company’s business assets, its associated Intellectual Property and the closing of the sale.


Specifically, Gerbsman Partners provided leadership with:

  1. Business consulting and investment banking domain expertise in developing strategic action plans.
  2. Implementing its proprietary ‘Date-Certain M&A Process’ in order to maximize value of assets and intellectual properties.
  3. “Managing and guiding the process” among potential acquirers, lawyers, creditors, advisors, senior lenders, vendors, creditors, as well as all stakeholders of interest.


About Gerbsman Partners

Gerbsman Partners focuses on maximizing enterprise value for stakeholders and shareholders in underperforming, undercapitalized and undervalued companies and their intellectual properties. Since 2001, Gerbsman Partners has successfully maximized the values of 108 companies in a wide and diverse spectrum of industries, ranging from technology to medical device/life science to cyber security, to name only a few.*

In the process, GP has successfully restructured/terminated over $810 million of real estate executory contracts and equipment lease/sub-debt obligations, and has assisted in over $2.3 billion of financings, restructurings and M&A transactions.*

Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in San Francisco, Orange County, Boston, New York, Washington DC, McLean, VA, Europe and Israel.

*For further information on Gerbsman Partners expertise and industry experience, please request our company profile here.



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