Medium to large
software companies (both public and private) have often hired us
for engagements in spite of direct competition by much larger and
higher profile investment banks. These clients have selected us
for our unique breadth of skills and the unusually deep knowledge
of software markets and technologies embodied in our team.
With what we bring to the party, you can expect
to see progress almost immediately. Following is a representative
list of services we might provide in a typical buy-side corporate
When executing tasks on the above list, Stratagem
distinguishes itself in its ability to work at both the executive
strategic planning level and in the trenches, performing the tasks
necessary to push the plan forward. For example, we are qualified
to perform a first level review of a partner’s product architecture,
evaluate the quality of their sales pipeline and identify potential
issues within their financial statements.
Once we establish how to work with you and your
team, you can leverage our broad range of skills, experience and
executive management sensibilities so that your team can focus on
running the day-to-day business with a minimum amount of distraction.
We also take pride in the fact that we won’t
automatically recommend acquisition of a company that survives the
evaluation process. While M&A deals typically command the highest
valuation (and hence the highest commission for us), we treasure
our role of “trusted advisor” and always evaluate a
prospective partner with your best interests in mind, not ours.
In previous deals, we have proven that we won’t hesitate to
recommend against an acquisition if we believe our client’s
objectives can be more effectively met with a lesser type of partnership
(e.g. a source code or OEM license).