FE International is thrilled to announce our inclusion on the Inc 5000 US 2019. The Inc 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and we are thrilled to have joined the ranks of some of the most successful companies in the world in our 2019 ranking. This has been a milestone chapter in FE International’s story, as we approach our tenth anniversary helping underserved online business owners achieve a successful exit of their business. This year, we also moved our headquarters to New York City (which this year joined the ranks of San Francisco for America’s top tech cities) and opened up an office in San Francisco, so we can’t think of a better time to join the exclusive club that is the Inc 5000 US. Previously, FE International has been on the Inc 5000 EU list, and we are excited that recognition of our 100% year-on-year growth is expanding across the Atlantic.
Our commitment to the safety and security of our clients is at the heart of the services we offer, and this is very much intentional as we believe the only way to grow into the most reputable M&A firm in the mid-market is to prioritize the needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on our quality of service and ability to consistently deliver safe and secure successful deal making for Internet entrepreneurs and investors alike. FE’s seasoned leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience in investment banking, strategy consulting, technology and entrepreneurship. We complement this formal experience with unique and innovative approaches to website valuations, deal marketing and offer structuring, working with online business entrepreneurs (both new and experienced in the industry) to help them achieve their exit and investment goals. That is always our first priority, and we are incredibly grateful to our phenomenal client base who continue to come back to us and allow us to help them achieve their goals.
Concurrent with the nomination, FE International announced its latest private equity SaaS fund, LTVSG VI, an 8-figure AUM fund aimed at accredited investors seeking exposure to high growth SaaS businesses, along with the release of its Technology M&A Mid-Year Market Review report. Available for download today, the report acknowledges that economic uncertainty is bolstering online business M&A. LTV Fund is “the world’s leading dedicated mid-cap SaaS investment fund”. LTV SaaS Fund specializes in mid- and long-term investments, boasting high triple digit percent returns on investments of 3 years and above. With a focus on SaaS businesses and recurring marketplace apps, the core projects are based in the US with international offices in London and Hong Kong.
LTV Fund is an ‘open’ fund, meaning it is different from other funds in that it has the ability to acquire/divest businesses throughout the lifetime of the fund, versus traditional ‘closed’ funds, which make investments at the outset and then cannot re-weight their holdings (for better or worse) without closing out the fund in its entirety. This unique feature allows LTV Fund to acquire other synergistic and strategic businesses along the way to maximize the fund’s yield through balance sheet appreciation as well as cash flow increases, and exit businesses at the optimal time. This is possible through an intimate knowledge of the SaaS M&A industry, as well as an impeccable reputation with some of the largest M&A firms, entrepreneurs and communities in the space.
LTV SaaS Fund is also responsible for LTV Conf, one of North Americas’ leading SaaS conferences for founders and investors. The next LTV Conf will take place in New York City, recently tied with San Francisco as the top city for tech companies, in April 2020. Last year, the conference hosted nearly 300 SaaS founders, executives, professionals and industry experts. We were delighted to hear the positive reviews that came from the event, and would like to thank everyone who joined us for two days of insights, lectures and networking by professionals in the industry. [You can use code MARKETREVIEW10 for 10% off your ticket today.]
The next edition of SaaS Mag, coming in September 2019, will be a Special Issue Market Review Issue and feature articles on the top performing SaaS companies of 2019. This issue will also include the best marketing tips for the coming year, upcoming conferences, the Top 50 SaaS Startups to watch and our SaaS Market Review. SaaS owners, investors and enthusiasts around the world have enjoyed learning about the latest innovations in the space, while keeping up-to-date with industry trends and who’s who in the SaaS world. If you would like a free subscription to SaaS Mag, fill in our quick form here, and we will send you the next issue.
This past year has seen FE International facilitate a record number of acquisitions, putting us on target for our 100% year-on-year growth target. The growing demand for secure deal-making services and optimal market conditions have combined with our fantastic teams in New York, London and San Francisco to make all of this possible. We will continue growing our global presence over the coming years, bringing our unique and award-winning advisory services to even more investors and business owners.