Software M&A Blog

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... Click here to read more

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 03:15
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
Selling Up Selling Out Conference

We had a great group of folks attend the recent Corum Selling Up Selling Out conference in center city Philadelphia. The event was held at the historic Union League building and what a great place to visit. For any of you who have not had a chance to tour the Union League plan to join us next... Click here to read more

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 01:57
Posted by Dick Davis,
Dick Davis Intro

Greetings from the City of Brotherly Love!!! My name is Dick Davis and I'm a Corum Regional Director located in Philadelphia, PA. Although Corum "Points" (that's our internal name) are not geographically oriented I have most of my activities with software firms in the Mid-Atlantic area (... Click here to read more

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 03:10
Posted by Dick Davis,
Today's complex deal environment

Those days of the guy with a phone and some inside contacts making deals are a thing of the past. In today's complex deal environment, significant expertise and a well defined process are critical - not just in finding a buyer, but in the true goal of successfully maximizing value.  
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 03:03
Posted by Lynda Tripp,
Do everyone a favor and make the RIF. Please.

What is the primary difference between a founder-owned and VC-controlled business?  Discipline, enforced during monthly board meetings.  Is the R&D process on track?  Do we need to make some changes?  Are we following up on inbound leads within 30 minutes?  Is the trade show spend structured... Click here to read more

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 07:47
Posted by Corum Group,
Ryan Blakely Intro

Hello, my name is Ryan Blakely and I'm the Vice President of Research at the Corum Group.  In my 9+ years with the firm, I have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of engagements and in the process meet and review thousands of technology companies throughout the world.  During this time, I... Click here to read more

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 08:09
Posted by Ryan Blakely,
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and M&A

According to Gartner, 90% of e-commerce sites will use SaaS by 2013 and by 2011, 25 percent of new business software will be delivered as SaaS.  Its not hard to understand why this is happening and Nicholas Carr in The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google summed up SaaS appeal... Click here to read more

Monday, September 8, 2008 - 07:05
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Keep In Touch Whether you need to or not.

Ive been exchanging emails with a woman who with her husband is starting a software business. Their attention today is on raising money to start the marketing process and build a business to sell a product hes developed. Ive been down this path and I envy them. Its exciting and they have a world... Click here to read more

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 03:12
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Frank Berger Intro

Guten Tag aus Mnchen! My name is Frank Berger, I am Corum's Regional Manager in the Beer Capital of the world. I am taking care of clients primarily in the German language territory and its eastern neighbor countries.  When Corum supported me in selling my own company, IQproducts, eight years... Click here to read more

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 07:42
Posted by Frank Berger,

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quotesWe knew we needed to have professional representation to put together the right deal with the right partner. Our decision to go with Corum was definitely the right choice. quotes

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Mainstar Software