Jan 19, 2024
What 2023 told us about marcoms M&A
What sort of year was 2023 for deal making? Lack-lustre some might say on first reading. If we look at the number of transactions – and the trend...
Dec 22, 2023
How to spot an M&A jargon head
We love what we do at Waypoint, and with passion come blind spots! We laugh at parts of the investment community we brush up against because...
Sep 28, 2023
Why new holding company Common Interest is truly something different
New holdco Common Interest launched with a headline-worthy acquisition. Jim Houghton explains why we should take notice of this newcomer...
Sep 25, 2023
Technology services firms: the hidden gems of the software M&A world
Martin Ward explains what tech services businesses can do to make themselves attractive in a market in often dominated by SaaS companies...
Sep 19, 2023
As Brainlabs sets out its ambitions, what’s on the horizon for other Challenger agencies?
Matt Lacey looks at the latest funding announcement from Brainlabs and the importance of scale to the Challenger agencies...
Sep 4, 2023
Challenger Groups Tracker
Waypoint Partners has analysed the fast-growing agencies making waves in the marketing services world in 2023– a cohort that’s increasingly referred to as Challengers.
Aug 3, 2023
How to get institutional investors on board
Jim Houghton covers off what agencies need to know and do if they’re looking to secure private equity funding. Read more...
Jun 6, 2023
Where next for PE firms with major investments in the marketing services sector?
Matt Lacey looks at The Brandtech Group acquisition of Jellyfish and what this might mean for the marketing services sector.
Apr 3, 2023
Will Chat GPT replace M&A advisors? Not anytime soon.
Jim Houghton tests Chat GPT to evaluate its answers to 'standard' questions and processes that are typical of an M&A scenario. Read more...
Dec 15, 2022
What makes for a good buyer? Our M&A checklist
Being a good buyer can make the difference between a deal that brings long-term value and one that disappoints.