Zoom: A Verb


Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Zoom and its Q4’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 9 March 2022) Zoom has become a verb - the ultimate marketing win for any brand! The pandemic turbocharged the business and made Zoom into a household name. As the online Zoom licences flew off the virtual shelves, the company's profitability went to the moon. Unfortunately for many, the share price tried to go to Pluto. In 2020, there was an extended period when Zoom traded at a Price / Sales multiple of over 100x. That [...]

Zoom: A Verb2022-06-21T19:22:41+02:00

Magic Markets Ep46: M&A – Cash vs. Share Deals


In Episode 46 of Magic Markets, The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla take a break from trading-related concepts to talk about another critical part of the financial markets ecosystem: mergers and acquisitions. The recent Zoom – Five9 transaction is a great case study, mainly because it fell over in the end. Zoom tried to do an all-share deal and Five9 shareholders weren’t interested in receiving Zoom shares in return for selling Five9. The hosts explore the theories behind cash vs. share deals and touch on numerous practical concepts that they have seen play out in the markets. The benefit of having [...]

Magic Markets Ep46: M&A – Cash vs. Share Deals2021-10-21T23:55:15+02:00


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