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Teak Murphy

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Biography

Teak works in the Technology & Telecom Group, based out of Santa Monica, and is involved in all aspects of transaction execution from initial business development and market research through financial diligence, marketing, negotiation and closing of transactions.  He has spent over 15 years assisting technology companies on mergers, acquisitions, IPOs and capital raises.  

His prior experience includes positions at leading technology-focus investment banks including SagePoint Advisors, Montgomery & Co., and Cowen and Co.  Teak also worked as a Senior Associate with Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, a Southern California based VC firm, where he evaluated investment opportunities and worked closely with senior management and board members to successfully grow portfolio companies.  Teak's experience working on mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, and initial public offerings as both an advisor and investor provides unique insight into the needs of both venture-backed and founder owned companies.

 

Education

University of Southern California - BS - Business Administration & Finance

 

Industry Coverage

The latest issue of our Enterprise SaaS & Cloud Industry Report, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in the SaaS & Cloud sector, is now available. Highlights from this report include: Record merger & acquisitions (M&A) activity with 1,917 deals totaling over $200 billion during the last twelve months, IPO activity slowed in Q1 with just two deals compared to seven in Q4 2018, Private M&A targets were valued at a median revenue multiple of 4.6x LTM, above historic norms but slightly below the 5.0x we saw for 2018

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The latest issue of our Enterprise SaaS & Cloud Industry Report, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in the SaaS & Cloud sector, is now available.  Highlights from this report include: Record M&A activity in 2018 with 1,867 deals totaling nearly $200 billion, IPO activity was also quite strong with seven deals in Q4 2018.Read more

M&A activity in the application development and deployment space continues to be strong with 18 transactions completed thus far in 2018.  Enterprises are increasingly focused on accelerating their application development lifecycles, adopting DevOps methodologies, proactively addressing application security and leveraging cloud deployment models.  Capstone Headwaters recently announced their fourth closed transaction in the space over the past 24 months with the sale of Programming Research Ltd. (PRQA) to Perforce Software.Read more