Michael H. Lints - A New Day

28 April 2017. A New Day. You can start a new day whenever you want. The middle of the day could be y
Michael H. Lints - A New Day
By Michael H. Lints • Issue #1 • View online
28 April 2017. A New Day. You can start a new day whenever you want. The middle of the day could be your start of the new day or in my case 4am in the morning as I go out to cycle before the Singapore heat starts to kick in. Today is a New Day for me because I have revamped my newsletter using Revue and I am personalizing the content a bit more. Besides sharing  what’s happening on the M&A side of venture, I also want to share more personal experiences from my day to day job. 

Mastering M&A in South East Asia
One the most eye-opening things said to me in the last few days came from a European based corporate in a very traditional industry.  The CFO of this company told me he would love to “acquire 20 companies a year if he would see at least 500 deals a year…”. THIS made me realize that we’re aren’t close to fulfilling the need of traditional corporates when it comes to building the right companies for the right industries. It also made me realize how difficult it is for these corporates to identify and find these startups. 
Giant Companies That Won't Buy Your Startup - Crunchbase
Ride hailing apps are increasingly starting to look more like platforms for various services than anything else. Will  users in for instance Indonesia  use GoPay (GoJek’s payment platform) for everyday payments? 
Didi Chuxing adds Ofo bike sharing to its main app  |  TechCrunch
Venture, PE Deals In China’s Mobile Internet Sector Nearly Doubled During Q1 – China Money Network
1Q 2017 M&A Report | PitchBook News
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Michael H. Lints
A venture capitalist born in The Netherlands and living in Singapore, sharing thoughts, ideas, concerns and opportunities in the venture capital industry.
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