Podcast 003: Zimbra CEO Patrick Brandt on M&A Strategies

Good evening, I.T. entrepreneurs. In tonight's podcast conversation (Episode 003), Zimbra CEO Patrick Brandt describes the art of tech mergers and acquisitions. We go behind the scenes of Zimbra's Mezeo buyout -- the integration process, M&A swat  or "tiger" teams that drive M&A success, and building the right culture while staying customer focused.

Brandt also dives into the art of tech valuations -- the financial and business metrics he focuses on most during M&A discussions. Plus, how Zimbra is returning to its open source community roots.

"Good Evening, I.T. Entrepreneurs," produced by After Nines Inc., is a weekly podcast series featuring leading technology CEOs, co-founders and financial advisors. Our candid, detailed conversations are published every Tuesday night -- at 9:01 p.m. ET (and sometimes more frequently).

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