Software M&A Blog

Valuing a Software Business

By law licensed movers in Oregon cant give you a firm price. They must estimate how much they will charge basing their estimate primarily on weight. In our recent move, two movers estimated from 9,000 11,000 lbs and the winner, who had the best credentials, moved 17,000 lbs, thus nearly... Click here to read more

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 06:53
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Lynda Introduction

First let me say greetings to Corum Blog readers. My name is Lynda Tripp and I am a Vice President with the Corum Group. I've been working in the software industry for about 25 years now with 17 of those years directly in the M&A environment. I joined Corum in 1992 and have worked in a... Click here to read more

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 03:11
Posted by Lynda Tripp,
Bad news is in the eye of the beholder

I was talking to a prospect this morning who was enthusiastically telling me about his software. It sounded good. Hes a great salesman and I love to dig into software, but what he was telling me wasnt that helpful. Only in rare instances do we need or want to know much about the inner working... Click here to read more

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 01:11
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
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... Click here to read more

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 05:03
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
Commuting & Technology

Were in our new home in Madras, Oregon and expect to put roots as soon as the boxes are out of the living room. Madras is not Portland. Population is about 6,500 and the high tech community in Central Oregon is pretty small. However, the Internet provides a long reach and my extension at Corum... Click here to read more

Monday, August 11, 2008 - 07:39
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
MSR introductory blog entry

As I sat down to write my first blog entry, I wondered whats the most relevant and useful thing I could write. A plain vanilla bio or recitation of accomplishments seemed dull. So I thought about why you might be reading this, and that gave me some ideas.   Ill assume youre an executive and... Click here to read more

Friday, August 8, 2008 - 03:24
Posted by Mark Reed,
Sometimes deals dont close as expected

Hate to admit it, but sometimes deals dont close as expected, no matter how hard we work. I had a deal that fell apart recently that was a heartbreaker, given all the time spent.  So, lets all learn from the experience, and avoid it if possible in the future.   So, did the buyer pull out? Not... Click here to read more

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 04:40
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus

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