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Michael Korzinstone – Cinven

Michael has 13 years’ experience in IT private equity investment, and is currently responsible for Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector investing in the Americas for Cinven, a 30+ year veteran PE firm with a particular buy-and-build focus.

Headquartered in London, Cinven has a track record of success in the United States including the successful IPOs of Medpace and Avolon as well as investments into leading software companies like Amadeus and Jaggaer. Michael describes everything from Cinven’s investment considerations to exit philosophies, describing what owner-operators can do to position themselves for a successful transaction — from ensuring a strong culture to having tough conversations with prospective financial partners.

Also, as this is our first COVID-era Executive Perspective, Michael describes how investing priorities, personal networking, and market trends have necessarily shifted — while certain key elements like productivity and firm culture are as strong as ever (just a little more virtual).

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22 Mar 2021

SYNNEX Announces Merger with Tech Data

SYNNEX Announces Merger with Tech Data   Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value: $7.2 Billion EV/LTM Revenue:  0.20x EV/LTM EBITDA: 9.50x   Transaction Details Leading distributor SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) today announced that it will merge with fellow distributor, Tech Data, in a deal worth approximately $7.2 billion, including net debt. The deal creates a distribution...

03 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos To Step Down as CEO, Replaced By Cloud Chief

News Update Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos announced yesterday he was stepping down as CEO effective Q3 2021, to be replaced by Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy. Bezos will remain Amazon’s largest shareholder and transition to an Executive Chairman role, where he will continue to be involved in important strategic decisions. Amazon also announced...

13 Jan 2021

martinwolf Celebrates 24 Years

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends of martinwolf M&A Advisors, In 1997, gas was $1.22 a gallon in the US, Great Britain handed Hong Kong back to China, and the Dow was at less than 8,000. For me, on this date in 1997 I founded this firm. Almost a quarter century later — and after 180+ transactions,...