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December 18 Webinar

Corums senior staff braved the biggest snow storm of the season, leaving their homes as early as 4:00AM, beat the traffic and accumulating snow, to... Click here to read more

Friday, December 19, 2008 - 01:57
Posted by Corum Group,
Baker's Dozen of Savings

Im sure youve been thinking of ways to save money. Here are 13 more for you to consider.

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Friday, December 19, 2008 - 01:48
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations
Pat Sultan Introduction

Hello.  Im Pat Sultan, Corums Director of Operations, based in Bellevue, WA.  I joined Corum in 1999.  During the previous 20+ years, I worked at university and public libraries, and non-profit organizations, learning the value of planning, organization and cooperation to give outstanding... Click here to read more

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 10:19
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations
Tough Times Require Tough Negotiating
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 06:14
Posted by Tanya Froehlich, Branch Manager
Never under estimate the good side effects

Last year when preparing our first Corum Merge Briefing in Paris and in spite of 6 or 7 deals done in France, I thought that attendance was going to be low. We were not that known among the 3 to 20M? software companies in France. So I've decided to hire a cosy and... Click here to read more

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 11:11
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
Market sector convergence is rampant

Market sector convergence is rampant throughout the M&A landscape and continues to be a driving force behind a fair number of deals.  For example, wireless device manufactures buying mobile software application companies, cable companies buying internet sites to leverage their content and... Click here to read more

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 02:53
Posted by Ryan Blakely,
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, December 11, 2008 - 04:55
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
Revising your forecast in the economic downturn

The global economy is continuing to decline, falling into a deeper recession.   Management is no longer focusing on growth, but formulating strategies for survival in uncertain times.  Before you take an axe to your business plan, there are a few things to consider:

1) Evaluate the... Click here to read more

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 08:23
Posted by Dang Nguyen,
Palo Alto Merge Briefing

The December 4th Merge Briefing at the Palo Alto Four Seasons drew a standing room only audience from the corporate development groups of large companies as well as entrepreneurs and investors.  The event confirmed our recent experience that this is an environment for dealmakers.  The economy is... Click here to read more

Friday, December 5, 2008 - 05:28
Posted by Corum Group,
Growth & Exit Strategies

I just chaired a conference in London, Growth & Exit Strategies, with over 100 software industry CEOs, CFOs and private equity managing directors and partners, and high level executives from buyers such as EMC, Ness Technologies and Wipro. We had speakers and... Click here to read more

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 05:46
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director

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John Zitzner
Bradley Company