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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

Although software companies focused on in-person events have been hurt by stay-at-home orders, COVID-19 has generated demand for software providers with Nonprofit clients seeking to diversify funding.  As corporations have increasingly encountered scrutiny for their position around social issues amid the pandemic and Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, enterprises have heightened focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG).  Capstone expects the combination of rising CSR and accelerated technology adoption to produce heightened market activity in 2021.Read more

While some segments of HCM SaaS struggled amid COVID-19, areas such as Remote Workforce Management have experienced heightened demand.  The shift to virtual work is expected to remain a key focus area for enterprises in the future. As the industry continues to recover, Capstone predicts multiples to rise and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity to remain strong through 2021.Read more

COVID-19 has placed heightened focus on Enterprise SaaS & Cloud solutions with the continuation of remote work and acceleration of the digital environment. As a result, market activity rebounded in the second half of 2020, providing a favorable outlook for the industry in the coming year. Due to healthy valuations and the expected tax increase motivating sellers, Capstone predicts robust M&A activity through 2021.Read more