Contact

"SW-defined networks" increases VC investment spurred by large sales deals


,
Integral service around a transaction
BY : Diego GutiérrezJuly Tue, 2013

private equitySegún CB Insight, las grandes operaciones de venta en el sector de "Redes definidas por software" estimulan 416M$ de inversión por parte del Venture Capital. La actividad ha incrementado un 75% interanual soportadas por las grandes adquisiciones por parte de Juniper Networks y VMWare y la oferta pública de Cyan.

Software-defined networking (SDN) gives network administrators the ability to configure and maintain networks using centralised software rather than having to manually execute commands on hardware. And venture capitalists are increasingly betting that SDN will have a lasting impact on IT infrastructure.

416$M of investment raised in 35 operations in the last year

From Q3'12 to Q2'13, 35 SDN-related startups have raised almost $ 416M. Year-on-year growth according to the figures for number of deals over the last two years has increased by 75%, while funding has marked almost 45%. Last quarter, 10 SDN financings took place in companies such as  MidokuraNetSocket and Netronome Systems with capital backed by Intel.

2.26bn$ for only 6 sales operations

The upturn in funding within the SDN ecosystem has been spurred by several large exits such as Nicira Networks (acquired by VMWare), Estela Systems (acquired by Juniper Networks) and Cian (went public). In fact, six SDN-related companies saw $ 2.26b in exit value according to disclosed data accumulated over the past two years, which is more than 320% than the $ 704M in total funding for SDN startups.

 

The M&A Professionals

Meet our services

MEET
OUR
METODOLOGY

Do you want to be up to date?

SUSCRIBE OUR NEWSLETTER

Our diferentiation

Market Research Technology
Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
Technology Data Analytics
for M&A
Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
Training Methodology
We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

Are you one of those who prefer to be well informed when making decisions?

M&A NEWS
INDUSTRIAL REPORTS
closearrow-circle-o-downchevron-downcrossmenu