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November and December

November and December are months in which typically not too much is happening with regard to new clients: only very few requests for meetings, participation in beauty contests etc. Allows me relocating my office to Florida for 4 weeks during this time each year. The work on my current projects... Click here to read more

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 03:40
Posted by Frank Berger,
Energy Is Neither Created Nor Destroyed

Every engineer understands this maxim but when it comes to launching their new software company sometimes they forget that the principles of the universe apply to management of software companies as well.  

I have the good fortune to talk to dozens of software CEO's across Canada and... Click here to read more

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 01:51
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
Corum Leads Sale of Logos to Ness Technologies

Corum is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Logos a.s., a Czech-based leading IT services and consulting company, by Ness Technologies. Logos strong presence in the financial and telecom industries will complement Ness position in the utilities, manufacturing and public sectors... Click here to read more

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 00:39
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
The Key to Higher Valuations

Today I am pleased to be giving a presentation at the World Financial Symposiums annual conference in London.  If you have missed the WFS this year then make a note for next, it is a great event (www.worldfinancialsymposiums.com).  Anyway, as... Click here to read more

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 01:46
Posted by John Melotte,
Recognition of revenue

In a conversation today with one of our former clients, I was reminded that one of the most common accounting mistakes we see our clients make is the improper recognition of revenue: they collect money upfront for services they havent yet performed, and book the income then, instead of prorating... Click here to read more

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 06:47
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Corporate development groups have been whipsawed

Corporate development groups have been whipsawed on a similar scale as investors, going from all-in to all-out and then back again. One buyer, a private equity-backed firm, took a deal to the board 3 in early October for what was supposed to be a rubber stamp approval, and got shot down. They... Click here to read more

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 02:48
Posted by Corum Group,
Impact of offshore development on valuation

·Clearly buyers look for profitable companies so anything that can reduce development costs is a good thing. Having said that, costs are increasing in... Click here to read more

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 06:18
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
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... Click here to read more

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 01:49
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster

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