M&A in a time of change
Our Managing Director and Head of Sponsor Coverage Emily Anderson was recently featured on PitchBook Data’s ‘In Visible Capital’ podcast to discuss drivers of PE & M&A volume, trending sectors in the PE space, current volatility in the market, and more.
Bloomberg ‘The Tape’ Podcast
Our Co-Founder and President Ted Smith recently discussed his outlook on #tech deals amid market volatility, inflation and the conflict in Ukraine on Bloomberg LP’s “The Tape” podcast.
Companies Have Hit the Pause Button on IPOs. Here’s What Happened
In a recent interview with Barron’s, our Co-Founder and President Ted Smith discussed what’s driving the slowdown in IPO issuances, following a record-breaking year for deal making in 2021.
Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard Is Just the Beginning — What Investors Should Know as Big Tech Gobbles Up Gaming
In a recent interview with Moneywise, our Managing Director Todd Holman comments on Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision and why the gaming industry has been on the forefront of M&A activity.
Hard Times for Software Attract Sponsors, Suitors
In a recent interview with The Deal’s Chris Nolter, our Co-Founder and President Ted Smith, Partner and Head of M&A Wayne Kawarabayashi and Managing Director Andrew Atherton shared insight into the recent valuation crunch that has hit the enterprise software space and how it is spurring transactions. Learn more about why these technology companies are specifically focused on larger, needle-moving transactions.
Microsoft’s Activision move could trigger big gaming and metaverse deals, advisors say
“The holy grail is to be able to stream games live across various devices to enable true cross-platform gaming, where one player using an Xbox can play against another on a PlayStation.” Our Managing Director Todd Holman and Mark Andress at Mergermarket discussed the future consolidation of the gaming space.
Tech M&A will be ‘incredibly active’ in 2022, Union Square Advisors co-founder says
Our Co-Founder and President Ted Smith recently spoke with Yahoo! Finance about why we predict 2022 will be another very active year for tech deal making, including our expectations for a tremendous amount of deal activity in the software space.
Movers & Shakers: Union Square Promotes Trio, Great Hill Adds Software Vet
We are pleased to announce that Will Andereck, Todd Holman and Erich Fritz have all been promoted to Managing Director, effective immediately. Check out this write up on their new roles featured in The Deal.
Inside Wall Street’s culture war with Gen Z
GenZ bankers are now the youngest employees on Wall Street and are helping shape the future culture of the industry. Our Partner Devon Ritch recently spoke with Business Insider’s Reed Alexander to discuss how our firm is adjusting our flexible work environment to be more accommodative to junior bankers’ needs.
Booming Tech M&A Activites in 2021
Co-Founder and President Ted Smith recently shared his insights with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang around the welcoming environment that is behind the explosion of tech mergers and acquisitions. Watch why we expect these dealmaking trends to continue in 2022.
Junior bankers are behind on training — and it’s causing stress across Wall Street
In a recent interview with Business Insider’s Reed Alexander, our Partner Devon Ritch shared insight into how we have adapted our training for first-year analysts in a hybrid deal-making environment. This included adding “office hours,” where senior bankers set time aside to meet with junior bankers to discuss the inner workings of a deal and get them excited about their career.
Why Businesses Should Be Invested in Digital Identity in 2021
Ubaid Dhiyan published a byline in CISO magazine, on why businesses should be invested in digital.
PayPal, Pinterest Shows Fintech’s Growing Media Savvy
PayPal’s rumored acquisition of Pinterest has been making waves in the tech dealmaking scene. Our Managing Director Emily Todd Anderson recently discussed with The Deal how this deal would follow recent trends in finance and fintech media transactions.
PayPal Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy Pinterest in $45 Billion Deal
Our Managing Director Emily Todd Anderson recently spoke with The New York Times to discuss insights into why PayPal might be interested in acquiring Pinterest.
Fintech heavyweights still opting for IPOs over SPACs
Managing Director Andrew Atherton spoke with Yizhu Wang at S&P Global Market Intelligence about the strategies fintech companies have leveraged to find success in the public market, including adding software revenue streams on top of payment processing capabilities.