Kurt Estes is a director and leader of the technology practice at Sikich Investment Banking, which offers mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory services. Kurt provides buy-side, sell-side and capital raising services to companies in technology-enabled industries.
Companies with cutting-edge technology can receive lucrative acquisition offers from larger organizations, but this is by no means guaranteed, and many CEOs sell themselves short by jumping at initial offers.
Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.