E-Spring SaaS Index 2024 H1

The E-Spring B2B SaaS Index has seen a gradual decline in valuation multiples over the last six months. Despite the strong performance of the global equity market, the B2B SaaS market has faced more challenging conditions. It decreased from 7.29x to 6.16x EV/Sales. Key factors contributing to the downtrend: The SaaS market has experienced a […]

AI in ESG reporting: Navigating challenges, unlocking potential

AI has recently marked its first anniversary, witnessing a remarkable surge in adoption across diverse industries, sectors, and niches. Notably, the ESG sector has not remained untouched, experiencing a notable transformation with the integration of AI tools. On one hand, concerns have surfaced regarding the ethical implications of AI implementation. Issues like algorithm bias, job […]

E-Spring SaaS Index : Key trends 2024

Throughout 2023, the SaaS industry has dominated all industries in terms of valuation metrics. The year 2023 started with a low valuation multiple, as the E-Spring SaaS Index was valued at 6.69x EV/Sales. Over the course of the year, it averaged between 7x and 7.5x the EV/Sales and ended the year at 8.19x. This sudden […]

The E-Spring B2B SaaS index (2023Q3)

The E-Spring SaaS Index’s median EV/Sales multiple has improved slightly since the previous quarter. Q3 2023 results are consistent with the first half of 2023. However, the improvement is only marginal, reaching 7.54x and representing of 6% increase from June 2023. Let’s explore two different perspectives for further insight: Macro Lens: The overall economy remains […]

E-Spring B2B SaaS Index (2023Q2)

Our B2B SaaS index has stabilized over the last few quarters. Our B2B SaaS index has stabilized in the first half year of 2023 with a median at EV/Sales of 7,1x. The current level seems the be the new normal after a buoyant period in 2021, mainly driven by interest rates and monetary policy. EV/Sales […]

Critical success factors to consider before and after an M&A transaction

Acquisitions and divestiture are natural steps in the life cycle of a company. As companies mature, they have the opportunity to develop their assets by acquiring competitors in order to regain momentum or consolidate their position in the market. On the other hand, divestitures or partnerships can also be a valid strategy to regain momentum. […]

Latest findings on ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is a framework that defines the three key factors when measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company (MBN, 2023). The framework helps stakeholders understand how the company manages risks linked to the three ESG factors. (CFI, 2023). The framework is under scrutiny as the literature […]

The E-Spring B2B SaaS Index (2023 Q1)

Our B2B SaaS index has stabilized in this first quarter. After a significant decline in 2022, our B2B SaaS index stabilized in the first quarter of 2023 with an EV/Sales of 7,7x. In 2022, the financial markets were driven by central bank interest rate hikes and record inflation. The year 2023 will continue to be […]

What are the benefits of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) for a company?

The current economic landscape is under a lot of pressure. Rising energy prices, wage indexation, global demand decreasing due to the previous factors and, finally, a decrease in investment in the entrepreneurial world. The combination of these four signals presents a pessimistic view of the entrepreneurial world and announces harder times for smaller businesses and […]

E-Spring B2B SaaS Index (Recap 2022 & Trends for 2023)

SaaS stocks have significantly underperformed in 2022. The E-Spring B2B SaaS Index is no exception, with EV/Sales multiples falling by around 40% over the year. SaaS Market Overview: The global market size is estimated at USD 186.6 billion in 2022, growing at a historical annual growth rate of 18%, and is expected to exceed 200 […]