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Group D – The BEST of the REST collide!
Game 1: Ownership % 1-3 Acquisition Value (Attach Rate)
Game 2: EV/Patent 1-1 Exit Multiple
Game 3: Ownership % 2-2 EV/Patent
Game 4: Acquisition Value (Attach Rate) 2-0 EV/Patent
Game 5: Exit Multiple 1-2 Ownership %
Game 6: Acquisition Value (Attach Rate) 4-2 Exit Multiple
EV/Patent and Exit Multiple and their commitment to simplicity really did them in this game in that neither could take the upper hand. EV/Patent was able to get an early goal, but much like its name, it was a bit of a one-trick pony in that it didn’t have much else to offer. Think Drogba on Ivory Coast but sans the victory in the end…
Exit Multiple was able to get an equalizer but could not find the game winner as it was too rooted in its single-minded focus of investor return at exit that it could not keep its mind on the game at hand. Think the first 55 minutes of the Netherlands Australia game…
Biggest Blow Out
Although the score was 4-2, Acquisition Value (Attach Rate)’s sheer dominance of Exit Multiple did not show through on the score line. Exit Multiple was completely outclassed at all stages and were only able to get on the board with a questionable penalty given and then a stoppage time garbage goal. Had Exit Multiple’s keeper not put on a Tim Howardian performance, the score would have been much worse. Attach rate won the game on their ability to accurately depict true value for their shareholders while exit multiple got lost in the end game and could barely find the field as a result.
Less of a moment, and more of the entire group round performance by Acquisition Value (Attach Rate). They look exactly like the early tournament favorite that so many have predicted and are peaking at exactly the right time.