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February 10, 2014
martinwolf Valuation & Deal Insights

Disruptions Past and Present

Today we are publishing our first issue  of Valuation & Deal Insights for 2014. In this issue, we continue refining the new format we introduced with the last issue, highlighting our unique analysis that has appeared in industry media and featuring our comments and observations of the industry around us.


For this issue, I'm pleased to announce that we feature Dave MacDonald, President and CEO of Softchoice, for our Executive Perspective interview. Over the past several years our firm has done multiple deals with Softchoice - and in doing so we have seen them transform their business to adapt to the changing market conditions. 


Our Insights & Analysis section offers commentary on what were some of the largest issues of 2014, such as the continued attractiveness of cloud and managed services companies for investment and the BlackBerry's inability to reinvent itself and stem its ongoing decline. We also take a macro look at the global IT Industry and those of India and China. Finally, we end with a summary of our annual letter, listing the major disruptive industry events in 2013 and a commentary on the continued need for reinvention and change. 

It's said that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it -- and 2014 shows signs of being every bit as disruptive and momentous as the previous year. 

To read our 1Q14 issue of VDI, click here.

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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 nine 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.   


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"True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments." 


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