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Rick Murphy

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

Cogent Growth Partners LLC

HQ Phone:  (678) 820-5292

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Cogent Growth Partners LLC

108 Fernwood Drive Suite 100

Woodstock, Georgia,30188

United States

Company Description

Cogent Growth Partners (http://www.cogentgrowthpartners.com) is a buy-side merger & acquisition advisory firm that combines IT industry-specific transaction know-how with deep operational expertise, to work exclusively with clients in the IT and Managed Servic...more

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Cogent Growth Partners News and Events

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ChannelPro's SMB Forum in Chicago May 2, 2017 hosts Cogent CEO Rick Murphy for a panel on boosting your business valuation.
ChannelPro's SMB Forum in Atlanta March 2, 2017 hosts Cogent CEO Rick Murphy for a panel on boosting your business valuation. Rick Murphy, CEO of Cogent Growth Partners, to Speak at Kaseya Connect 2016 Rick Murphy, CEO of Cogent Growth Partners, to Speak at Kaseya Connect 2016 on M&A in the IT Services Industry Rick Murphy, CEO of Cogent Growth Partners, to be on IT Nation 2015 M&A Panel


Cogent Team  

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Rick Murphy - CEO - Managing Partner
Rick Murphy is an innovative and successful serial entrepreneur with a wide range of experience in C-level management roles across a number of companies. He is a Merger & Acquisition veteran with a long track record of starting and leading businesses while pursuing and completing liquidity events for those firms and their shareholders. Notably, Mr. Murphy has led over 50 acquisition transactions for buy-side clients in the IT Services space since the inception of the company in 2010. Rick is expert at conceiving, planning and leading comprehensive corporate development and M&A strategies to transform and enrich IT businesses. He is fluent in all related corporate, financial and legal business matters from inception through closing and compliance. As a buy-side M&A advisor, he leads the entire acquisition lifecycle, from corporate pre-structuring and initial candidate contact, through due diligence, financial modeling, valuation, deal negotiation and transaction structuring, to the completion of all transaction documentation through to closing. Mr. Murphy's background is varied and deep, including specific expertise in business planning, financial modeling, and strategic sales.


Cogent Growth Partners News and Events

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At an August CompTIA session, presenters Samuel Attias, managing partner, Technology Capital Investors, and Rick Murphy, managing partner, Cogent Growth Partners, gave attendees an insider's perspective on what really goes on behind the curtain when buyers are considering purchasing an IT services business.
Murphy noted there are several reasons why sellers sell their businesses - from quality of life issues and trying to take money off the table, to focusing on something else or simply retirement. When presented with a new M&A possibility, Murphy advises, "Think opportunity first, money last. Ask yourself why put the two companies together; ask what are the opportunities and value proposition. Later on you can discuss the money end. But how can you know if an offer is fair? Murphy noted that the typical multiplier effect really isn't the main pricing strategy to follow. Murphy said that there has to be profit for both sides, and if it takes the buyer much longer than 24 months to break even, then his/her risk increases exponentially. In essence, a fair deal is the best deal. He advised the audience:


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Cogent Managing Partner Rick Murphy speaks to leaders in the IT community at the Autotask Cumminity Lvve event on the topic of "Empower Your Company With A Liquidity Strategy That Pays Now, When You Sell and After the Closing."


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Rick Murphy, CEO of Cogent Growth Partners, to be on IT Nation 2015 M&A Panel
Attending the Connectwise IT Nation event in Orlando Nov 11-13? Don't miss Cogent CEO Rick Murphy as a panelist for the "What was I Looking for in My Merger/Acquisition" session at 4:30PM on Thursday Nov 12th!


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