Software M&A Blog

Revenue Recognition

In prior blog entries weve stressed the importance of proper revenue recognition if you are considering an M&A event. This is always a topic of discussion with prospective clients, as we have been burned time and again by clients that said they had 5 or 25 million in revenue, when in fact... Click here to read more

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 08:06
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Thomas Eggers Introduction

Latin America has seen extraordinary capital gains in the past five years as the world seeks for the region's natural resources and agricultural products. Combined with better education and incentives by governments to strengthen national IT companies we are seeing exciting technology and modern... Click here to read more

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 06:56
Posted by Thomas Eggers,
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

As I spend much of my time in the City of London, it is difficult to avoid the current doom-and-gloom.  Although Finance is hurting, this seems to have had only a marginal impact on IT and software service M&A.  Debt for the larger deals has dried up, but most companies are acquired for cash... Click here to read more

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 08:50
Posted by John Melotte,
Corum 3Q Quarterly Webinar

This morning we hosted the Corum 3Q Quarterly webinar which was well attended with software executives from 12 countries participating.   Our theme was Tech M&A: Liquidity in Troubled Times  and we addressed not just recent M&A deals, trends and valuations, but also the impact of the... Click here to read more

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 08:45
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Olso Selling Up Selling Out workshop

The Selling Up Selling Out workshop is coming to Oslo on October 22 at the "Shippingklubben" Haakon den VII gt 1 from 9 to 17.

This is the only conference series worldwide that teaches you how to prepare your company for the best possible trade sale exit. If you were ever considering... Click here to read more

Monday, October 20, 2008 - 09:15
Posted by Morten Lofsnes,
Financial Shocks and Market Recoveries

We are facing one of the worst financial crises in history. The U.S. equity market has suffered mayor declines with both the Dow and Nasdaq down over 30% YTD. The U.S. government has stepped in with a bailout plan of $700 billion dollars. In addition, six European countries put $2.3 trillion on... Click here to read more

Monday, October 20, 2008 - 04:38
Posted by Dang Nguyen,
John Melotte Introduction

Hello, my name is John Melotte.  I joined Corum in 2008 as a Regional Director based out of London.  All my working life has been spent with IT and software.  I started in the late 70s, whilst I was still at school and University, developing modelling software for the energy utilities and... Click here to read more

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 03:20
Posted by John Melotte,
Bruce Lazenby Introduction

Greetings from Canada - the most wired country in the world and home to over 250,000 software professionals.  Canada is a hotbed for software startups and Corum Group has been very active over the years in helping Canadian companies undertake strategic transactions. Remarkably,... Click here to read more

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 05:14
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
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... Click here to read more

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 10:12
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
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

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 01:25
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster

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quotesOne of the things that really gave me a lot of confidence, as Corum took us through the process, was that ultimately, a deal is about the people. It’s about chemistry, the fit, the synergy between the people involved. quotes

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