Sector Expertise: Software

Extensive experience across the mid-market software sector.

We work with clients and counterparties across Europe and the US, delivering exceptional outcomes. We have sold to a global network of buyers in and outside of the software sector and raised money from across Europe and the US: private to growth equity, venture capital and debt.

The Software Practice is led by Matt Stamp, a seasoned technology banker with a history at Dun & Bradstreet, Commerzbank Securities and Deloitte. The Software team has built its reputation on providing multiple options to clients focused on driving the optimal outcome.

Matt and the team have an established network of key decision-makers at strategic buyers and investors globally. These relationships, coupled with a detailed understanding of the sector, drives the success they are proud of.

Entrepreneurs, management teams and institutional investors are often grappling with the following challenges prior to engaging Acuity’s Software team: how will the market value our business? Should we raise capital or sell? What is the optimum time in sell in my market? Do I have the right revenue model to maximise value? How far do we need to go on the SaaS transition journey? What adjacent markets do we need to prove ourselves in ahead of a liquidity event? Are we in the right markets? Should I be speaking to private equity or venture? How big does my business need to be of interest to a strategic buyer? What options are really viable for my business? How important is profitability? We have experience and insights integral to every key question.

Acuity clients benefit from our expert understanding of ongoing sector thematics: where is the smart money going? Where do SaaS businesses go next? What vertical markets are ripe for further digitisation? What are key drivers in each sub-sector? What is the impact of AI, ML and analytics within different sub-sectors?

We are always willing to share our perspective on the market and our insights. We fundamentally believe in long-term relationships.

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What our clients say:

John Blackman, CEO at JHC:

“We chose Matt and the team from a list of the best mid-market technology advisers in the market based on chemistry, experience and their broad advisory-led approach. Acuity have delivered an outstanding result, coupled with multiple strategic and investment options, against the backdrop of a hugely competitive process. I would recommend Acuity to technology entrepreneurs and investors, particularly in our domains of software and fintech. We found significant value in their candid advice, dedication and deep sector insight focused on delivering a fantastic result.”

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About Acuity Advisors

We know technology and are experts in selling businesses, securing equity investments and raising debt finance. Our partners are senior players: skilled at getting to the heart of a technology business, understanding what will attract buyers and investors, and building long-lasting relationships. We have an unrivalled understanding of the industry’s complexities and personalities – our track record and client feedback are compelling evidence of that. We’re an international firm – most of our deals are cross-border, from offices in London, Munich, Shanghai and Silicon Valley – but we’re grounded in our approach. We move quickly when it’s needed, and we’re around for the long haul when patience is a virtue. We’ve maintained a very high success rate across hundreds of deals while keeping our focus on doing what’s right for our clients. From first meeting to successful exit, we earn the trust that clients and investors put in us. Learn more here.

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