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Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 22 September 2009
Is the US the best possible exit for French software companies?
I would be tempted to say yes. What is the reason for this? I recently attended an Afdel conference about business angels and early stage financing where this question was asked. The president of a successful French local fund answered, saying that it is because US companies are able to sell... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 22 September 2009
Distressed sale values
In the course of working with both buyers and sellers on realignment of valuation expectations, I have noted that some buyers tend to use distressed sale values as deal benchmarks for negotiations, and do not give enough recognition and credit to those companies that continue to grow, and create... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 9 June 2009
SaaS is expending everywhere Even in France !
According to a recent study of the French American analyst Markess International, SaaS is expanding at a double digit numbers in France. CAGR should rise 14% from 2008 to 2010. That means a total market next year of more than €2bn. More than 270 companies participated in the study. The good news... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 18 May 2009
Stimulus Package for the SMB Software Industry?
Why not take $2-3 billion of the $2.3 TRILLION headed for large GREEDY financial institutions and make it available to small SOFTWARE companies-- under 100 employeesto drive innovation, increase SMB productivity, and help SMBs put Americans back to work Why not match individual investment dollar... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 13 March 2009
Surviving or Thriving in Tough Times
A lot has been said and written about surviving or thriving in tough times and it is my sense that there is a distinctive difference between the two, and it all stems from leadership: 1.Survivors hope and pray for better days while thriving firms view current conditions as an opportunity to affect... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 12 January 2009
Never under estimate the good side effects
Last year when preparing our first Corum Merge Briefing in Paris and in spite of 6 or 7 deals done in France, I thought that attendance was going to be low. We were not that known among the 3 to 20M? software companies in France. So I've decided to hire a cosy and small room in a restaurant on the... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 17 December 2008
Good timing and solid preparation
Having been on the inside of a lot of deals, one thing I have learned is that not all companies looking for an exit are acquired. Some pull out of the market with valuable lessons learned while others continue to generate great cash flow as a good life style business for the founders. A small... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 11 December 2008
DEAL or NO DEAL!
As evidenced by the two deals recently announced by Corum (VTN Technologies and Logos as), the financial meltdown and tough economic conditions associated with debt financing are definitely slowing but not necessarily halting smaller, strategic acquisitions.   There are number of factors that made... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 4 November 2008
Dang Nguyen Intro
Greetings!  My name is Dang Nguyen, a financial analyst focusing on Software & IT Services mergers and acquisitions at Corum Group.  I support Corum's engagements by providing financial modeling and in-depth analysis in both domestic and international operation.  Having a global perspective has... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 7 October 2008
Good timing and solid preparation
Having been on the inside of a lot of deals, one thing I have learned is that not all companies looking for an exit are acquired. Some pull out of the market with valuable lessons learned while others continue to generate great cash flow as a good life style business for the founders. A small... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 2 October 2008
Jerome Fougerat Introduction
Bonjour tous ! My name is Jerome Fougerat and as you can imagine I'm French, living in Paris. I joined the Corum Group in 2006 as a Regional Director after more than 17 years of experience, of which 10 were in the software and IT industries. I'm an ex CEO-co-founder of 3 companies in the security... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 25 September 2008
Marshall Introduction
Greetings, readers and fellow bloggers!  I am Marshall Warwaruk, Vice President and deal guy at the Corum Group. I have lots a grey hair that attests to my 40 plus years of experience in the software and IT services industry. Many of those years were as a senior executive at the COO/CEO level and... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 14 August 2008
Webinars
We are increasingly turning to webinars as an efficient way to reach our audience of software executives. We have long relied on our all day Selling Up Selling Out live seminars on M&A, but not everyone can attend those.  Webinars also allow us to provide fresh content on timely matters that... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 10 July 2008
Ward Carter Introduction
Hi, I'm Ward Carter, and I'm the President of Corum Group, working from our headquarters office here in Bellevue WA.  I've been with Corum since 1997, and have been involved in some way in many of the deals we've done since 1997.  We work as a team, with the dealmakers actively assisting their... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 10 July 2008
Ward Carter Introduction
I've been with Corum since 1997, and have been involved in some way in many of the deals we've done since 1997.  We work as a team, with the dealmakers actively assisting their colleagues in each deal, as well as drawing on the support of staff members who provide skills in financial analysis,... Click here to read more
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 10 July 2008
Software M&A Right Now
Corum Group, the global leading in software M&A, is pleased to introduce its new blog highlighting whats current in software M&A. Our 22 years of experience will help software executives gain insight into what is current and how their business can benefit.
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster on 8 July 2008
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