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October 15, 2013
MW Intelligence: October 2013
martinwolf Valuation & Deal Insights

Dear Friends,
For the past several years, our staff has come together every three months to produce a collection of insightful, timely commentary providing analysis of the IT space and some of its major players - our Valuation & Deal Insights publication.
With this issue, I invite you to review our new and improved VDI.

Our VDI mission remains the same: four times a year we will offer you valuable commentary on trends and issues that affect M&A transactions and valuations in the markets we serve. We will chronicle and analyze key transactions. We will feature an Executive Perspective from a leader in our business, representing strategic buyers or private equity firms around the globe. And in each issue I will add my own view on what transactions, events and developments in our industries mean to you.

What is new is that in the last two years we've become frequent contributors to prominent news sites such as Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, CRN, GigaOM and C/NET in the United States, VCCircle in India, and Caixin in China. In the first nine months of 2013, we published more than 20 articles in these and other outlets. 


Our new VDI format is designed to showcase the best and most representative of these articles, providing a comprehensive commentary of some of the most important developments in the IT industry this quarter. The topics covered include perspectives on the improving outlook for M&A in the second half of 2013, what might be causing higher valuations for IT channel LBOs, and more advice for Chinese and Indian IT companies considering cross-border M&A. 
We also offer continuing commentary on the long-awaited closing of the Dell buyout - the largest tech LBO ever.
The issue also features the insight of Rob Palumbo, Managing Director for Accel-KKR. In addition to providing his views on the state of M&A, Rob talks about what Accel-KKR looks for in prospective deals and offers advice to CEOs interested in private equity investments.
We hope you enjoy the changes we have made to the VDI, and we thank you for your continued support. As always, please send any comments or critiques to us by replying to this email or clicking here.

To view the October issue of Valuation & Deal Insights, click here.
Happy Selling,
Marty's Signature

About martinwolf    


             San Francisco, CA                                                Bangalore, India

With offices in San Francisco and Bangalore, India, martinwolf is a leading middle market M&A Advisory focused on companies with services-based business models. Since 1997, our team has completed more than 115 transactions in six countries. We are a five-year member of the Merrill Lynch PS Referral Network, and were selected as ICICI Bank's (India's leading private bank) exclusive strategic partner for acquiring U.S. IT companies. 


The firm is also a presenting sponsor of the Global IT M&A Forum


martinwolf is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, visit


To learn more about martinwolf, contact Matthew Putzulu at


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