"The Corum team was faced with a short window of opportunity, and deftly brought us to the table with the right contacts from several key players in our industry, creating a near auction environment that resulted in a very favorable outcome for SBT's shareholders. "
As software and IT companies compete in the global market, any serious effort to find a suitable partner must include careful consideration of both domestic and international companies. Business leaders know how difficult it is to build a customer base and distribution channel in a foreign country and are willing to pay a premium for international expansion.
Recognizing this simple business reality, Corum has led the industry in developing a true worldwide presence, with 14 offices globally in 8 countries, and completed transactions spanning 6 continents. Corum has built an international research center in Zurich, Switzerland, and has offices in the key European market centers, along with its U.S. and regional directorships across the Americas. In addition, Corum holds regular software M&A conferences internationally, on average every 90 days, speaks regularly at industry functions, publishes international software M&A newsletters and research, and has developed alliances with many foreign technical organizations, trade associations and publications.
The end result of this vision: an unprecedented 60 percent of Corum's transactions involve a cross-border buyer or seller.