December M&A Flash Report - Rise in Valuations
December 3, 2009
Corporate divestitures, VC portfolio sales, mega deals by strategic buyers and the re-emergence of Private Equity have created the biggest run up in valuations in the last 20 years. Is now the time to sell? Headlines indicate shareholders are demanding more and deals are being renegotiated up, not down! What's creating this upward pressure on valuations in software, IT and related technologies? Learn how you can advantage of this trend from the industry's leading experts.
Last month our guest was Google's Corporate Development Director, Charles Rim, who shared Google's outlook on M&A. The next day, Google made a bellwether acquisition of Gizmo5.
November M&A Flash Report with special guest speaker from Google
November 5, 2009
Valuations have risen a record percentage since February, with some sectors doubling. Pent up buyer demand and the re-emergence of Private Equity are fueling this growth. Learn from the industry's leading experts what's hot, why and how you can benefit.
Also, this month Corum is joined by special guest, Charles Rim, Principal - Corporate Development Team, Google.
October M&A Flash Report
October 1, 2009
Gone are the days when the first buyers to consider are Microsoft, IBM, Cisco or Oracle. The trend is toward transformational deals that often span borders, and increasingly involve lesser known, second tier buyers from outside of North America. Corum has closed multiple deals in the last 24 months involving buyers of technology companies from the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Australia and others. In this edition, explanations for the forces that are driving this surge in acquisitions from buyers around the world, and how you can take advantage of this trend are offered.
September M&A Flash Report - I'll Buy! Is Private Equity Coming Back?
September 3, 2009
This month, in addition to Corum’s market overview and detailed update on software, IT and internet transactions, Corum features a blue ribbon panel of leading technology private equity firms discussing what they are investing in now and how you can be attractive to them. With an estimated $300 billion in uncommitted funds, can you afford to ignore this vast pool of buyers and investors who shape our industry?
August M&A Flash Report - SOLD! Four companies who just did
August 6, 2009
Global deals are getting done right now. In addition to Corum’s monthly M&A market update on trends and statistics, there is a special sellers’ panel. Hear from CEOs and owners of software, IT and internet firms like you who successfully sold their company in just the past few weeks, half of them to international buyers. Learn how they did it in today's M&A market and tips on how you can improve your value and partnering options.
July 16, 2009
July M&A Flash Report
July 2, 2009
In this episode, learn the deals and the logic behind the deals as well as review active software sectors, valuation trends and buyer activity. Hear Corum’s thoughts on the impact of the rising equity markets and overall confidence levels, and what this means for software M&A going forward.
This month Marc Brown, Managing Director of Corporate Development for Microsoft also offers advice.
Der Software M&A Markt in Zeiten der weltweiten Wirtschaftskrise, wohin geht die Reise?
June 18, 2009
Nordic Merge Briefing
June 17, 2009
June Software/IT M&A Flash Report: Market Turbulence
June 4, 2009
-- business and financial landscape – What's relevant to you?
-- Current trends – Are IPO’s and mega deals helping to drive M&A?
-- Field report – Inside analysis of software/IT deals in process
-- Buyer profile – Cisco, one of the most successful tech buyers ever. Why?
-- Sector valuation and transaction analysis – Are deals happening in your sector?
May Software/IT M&A Flash Report: Live Field Update from the U.S. and EU
May 7, 2009
With the recent run-up in the stock market, software and IT M&A was active. This month Corum added live field reports from both the U.S. and the EU to help understand what was happening in the trenches. Attendees uncovered who was buying and what they were paying in Vertical and Horizontal markets, Internet, Infrastructure, and Consumer applications, along with IT Services. And of course, Corum's panel of global experts was available for live Q&A.
In addition, included was a special report on Oracle, the most acquisitive firm at the time – to get an insider’s look at their M&A history, strategy and why growth via acquisition has proven so successful, resources from the webinar have been provided:
April Software/IT M&A Flash Report: Preserving and Enhancing Your Value
April 2, 2009
This web event addressed what was happening in valuations and structures in the software/IT market, who’s buying, and what buyers are looking for with the best stock market run up since 1987.
March Software/IT M&A Flash Report: How is the Current Stimulus and Market Chaos Affecting Merger Opportunities?
March 5, 2009
Corum's Monthly M&A Flash Report describes the global M&A picture, with market specifics, trends, what buyers are looking for, valuation metrics, structure, and a question/answer session from Corum's global M&A advisor team.
In this edition, with rapid changes in the economy and facing regulations and tax laws, Corum felt it was imperative to provide this short monthly global overview of M&A.
2009 Software/IT M&A Review and Forecast: Doing Deals in a Depression
January 15, 2009
In the first depression of our lives, 2009 was the year when many dreams unwound. Corum’s annual year-end review and forecast, educated on how to avoid being a victim of the economic collapse and preserve one's company’s value.