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 […]

E-Spring is looking for a Corporate Finance Associate

Be an important contributor to the success of a growing M&A Boutique! Are you looking for your next challenge in a company with strong values that makes a difference to its clients through the missions it undertakes? Do you want to be involved in variety of M&A assignments and get a taste of the entrepreneurial […]

The E-Spring B2B SaaS Index (2022 Q2)

SaaS stocks continued to plunge in this second quarter of the year. The E-Spring index fell by around 35 % in this quarter alone. The second quarter of 2022 has seen a confirmation of the fall in public SaaS companies’ valuations. Financial markets have lived to the rhythm of the central banks’ interest rate hike […]

E-Spring advised Fountain Group

E-Spring, a corporate finance advisory firm dedicated to small & mid-cap companies, advised Fountain on its acquisition of Javry.   Following its success on the French-speaking Belgian market, Javry is opening up internationally by officially joining the Fountain Group on 1 July. The ambition is to extend its sustainable coffee offer to companies in France, […]

E-Spring successfully advised the shareholders of Matrix Requirements

Lauxera Capital Partners invests €10m in German Medtech software company Matrix Requirements. This initial investment allows Lauxera to take a majority stake and support active business development efforts alongside an ambitious product development roadmap. Matrix Requirements helps medical device companies meet their growing need for quality and regulatory compliance in a world where the lines […]