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WFS London 2018 Report

Recently, we had the pleasure of sponsoring our 14th  Annual Growth & Exits Strategies conference in London with the World Financial Symposiums (We even mentioned it in the... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 16:06
Posted by Tanya Froehlich, Director, European Operations
Confidentiality Means Less M&A Stress

After making the decision to sell your company, you may want to talk to everyone about the decision but that would be a mistake. While you should be talking to your board of directors, shareholders, and any other pertinent members of your management team, you shouldn’t be telling everyone and... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 13:26
Posted by Allan Wilson, Senior Vice President
Why Going Into Hiatus Isn't Failure

Selling your company, even with the most professional process run by the best M&A advisor, is never a guaranteed success. There are a number of reasons why you might not be able to take your company completely through the process and come out the other side with a finalized deal.

When... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:18
Posted by Ivan Ruzic, Senior Vice President
How to Know When To Go To Market Part 1: Is It Really Bad To Go Early?

Deciding when to go to market can seem like a difficult decision to make. There is no formula that will tell you if you’re too early, too late or right on target. So how do you decide? Hitting that sweet spot gives you the best chance of achieving the Optimal Outcome, which we describe as... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:18
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Your History Doesn't Belong in the Buyer Presentation

I see a lot of M&A presentations begin with a detailed history of the company or in-depth bios of the top executives. While this seems logical and might have a small place in a customer selling presentation, it has no place in potential acquirer presentation. Simply stated, the buyers are... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 08:11
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
You Weren't Even On The Radar

In Joel Espelien’s post, "Common M&A Misconception: I don’t want to go to market too early," he talked poignantly about the notion that you can never sell too early. I agree with... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:17
Posted by Dave Levine, Senior Vice President
How Do You Know It Is Time To Go: When Should You Consider Stepping Down as CEO?
 
Let’s get uncomfortable and get you out of your comfort zone by asking just one question: Are you still the right one to be running your software or technology company? 
 
This is a question that some of you ask every day (especially since you're... Click here to read more
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:55
Posted by Dave Levine, Senior Vice President
Why Corum Will Never Ask What Your Minimum Is

As a client of Corum, you will never be asked what the minimum value is you will accept for your company. The psychology around a “minimum” is not conducive to an Optimal Outcome in tech M&A. In fact, it generally leads to leaving money on the table or ending up with a deal structure that is... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:55
Posted by Martin Lowrie, Vice President
You've Sold Your Company. What Are You Going To Do Next?

I get asked this question a lot by CEOs: What do CEOs do after they have sold their companies?

 

This is certainly an important question to ask if you are thinking about selling your business.  After all, you've spent an incredible amount of your time and energy (an... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 09:27
Posted by Dave Levine, Senior Vice President
The Changing Value of IP: Patents in Tech M&A Update

For at least half a century, business leaders have seen dramatic increases in their need to consider Intellectual Property, or “IP,” in strategic decision making, particularly as they address issues of growth and exit. Related rights – especially patents – are now recognized as cornerstones of... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 16:27
Posted by Elon Gasper, Executive Vice President, Research & Technology

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