Tue, 23 May|
Software valuation trends: profit vs growth - Boardwave Workshop
“Software is eating the world”, and it feels like we’ve only seen the appetiser so far. In the current economic environment, staying abreast of the current market valuation trends is critical! Should you invest more in growth? Or should you look to drive margins?
Time & Place
23 May 2023, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
Arma Partners, The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, UK
Members Registered to Attend
About the event
Boardwave Workshop: Software valuation trends: profit vs growth
Sponsor: Arma Partners
Host: Varun Sunderraman, Partner, Arma Partners
Software valuation trends: profit vs growth
A decade ago, investor Marc Andreessen wrote in a Wall Street Journal essay “Software is eating the world”, and it feels like we’ve only seen the appetiser so far.
Corporate M&A and private equity investment in software has continued at pace with no signs of abating. However, with the ongoing macro-economic and geo-political challenges, public market valuations in software have climbed down from their lofty 2021 peaks. Consequently, software business and their management teams are adapting to the new market paradigm when making capital allocation decisions, particularly a more balanced trade-off between growth and profits. In this environment, staying abreast of the current market valuation trends and evolving perception of software KPIs is critical to making the right decisions that will ultimately maximise value and secure better outcomes for all stakeholders.
Join the Arma Partners’ software team and a group of highly experienced world-class software investors, CEOs and founders to address critical questions: Should you invest more in growth? Or should you look to drive margins? Which KPIs should you prioritise in the current environment and what are the current benchmarks for these KPIs? How do public market valuations impact private markets? How does approach to valuation vary between strategic and private equity buyers?