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Category: M&A

M&A Strategy TechCrunch Web 2.0

Technology Blog Valuations – Getting to be Real!

Update 2:Rafat has a comment to this post pointing out that by just looking at paidcontent.org I am doing the valuation of ContentNext a disservice. Of course he is quite right. ContentNext has other sites and also events. It is also true to say – although Rafat doesn’t – that valuation has many variables, including the quality of the people etc. Rafat is very good at what he does and he has a great team. So … fair point Rafat. In my own defense, this post is not intended to be a scientific analysis of valuation. I did a “back

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Features Internet M&A

Building to sell?

Paid Content has an item today that comments on del.icio.us having gotton an investment from a group of notables, including Esther Dyson, Mark Andreesson and others its here. At the bottom of the piece, following a reminder that some of these investors were also in Flickr – recently sold to Yahoo, is the following commment: “Hard not to wonder if they’re in for the long haul or if this is a build-and-sell gig.” The implication – which I must admit I am imputing – is that there is something unsavoury about building to sell versus being “in for the long

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