The growing trend in early-stage M&A is to ditch the suits. According to Dealogic, 73% of acquirers utilized a formal investment banking firm in 2003. By 2013, only 31% of acquirers used a formal investment banking firm. Ironically, M&A volume has increased, not decreased.
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When four year old PayPal filed for an IPO their trailing twelve months revenue was $138 million, while sixteen year old Coupons.com had trailing twelve months revenue of approximately $153 million at filing.
As the IPO market is beginning to firm up, many entrepreneurs wonder if an IPO is the right path for their company.