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How to Make Money From Travel Technology

How to Make Money From Travel Technology

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Published by: thirstymind on Feb 01, 2009
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How to make Money fromTravel Technology
Gerry Samuels, CEO, Travel CapitalSimon Cope-Thompson, Partner, Livingstone Guarantee
Livingstone Guarantee LLP
The UK’s leading mid-market M&A boutique, focused on transactions worthbetween £5m and £100m plus
Sole focus on M&A –no due diligence and no audit, etc.
Experienced in acting for acquirors, VCs/PE houses, vendors and management
21 professionals plus nine industry advisers based in London
Completed over 300 deals in the past 10 years
Co-founded international partnership, Global M&A, in 2003; today this is theworld’s most active partnership of investment banking boutiques, with 28 leadingindependent M&A boutiques covering as many territories across Europe, North &South America, and Asia/Pacific
Simon Cope-Thompson one of six partners; joined in 1994; leads LG/GM&A’sLeisure and Retail Team
What are investors really looking for?
Investors across the board are looking to manage their risk. Asa result, theytypically look for the following characteristics:
Proven management team –ambition/greed of management
Established business model/defensible concept
History/visabilityof revenues, profits and cash generation
No key/single customer dependencies
Rapid growth potential –both from the company and the market
Predictable cash flow, once established

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