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"Shop in your own closet!"

I was wandering around on the Internet this morning and ran across an article about saving money titled "Shop in your own closet!" about magazines. For some reason the title made me think about the people that work at Corum and in every company. Its hard to pass a day without seeing a headline... Click here to read more

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 06:50
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Fits and starts

We all look to past experience to explain the present. My first reaction to the financial crisis was to look back at the trends that followed the dot.com bubble, and what I found was rather uninteresting: M&A volumes followed NASDAQ pricing trends in lockstep.... Click here to read more

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 04:03
Posted by Corum Group,
Predicting professional success

I was reading a Malcolm Gladwell blog entry titled Teachers And Quarterbacks this morning. He made a comment I think is relevant to anyone hiring software developers.  Gladwell, in part said ..what matters more than anything in predicting... Click here to read more

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 00:51
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
My vote for one of 2008's strangest deals is...

My vote for one of 2008's strangest deals is Elevation Partners $100 million investment in Palm announced this week. Its especially strange since it was made with full knowledge of the brutal financial markets in which we find ourselves at year end... Click here to read more

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 08:04
Posted by Mark Reed,
Time for new beginnings

The new year is upon us and its the traditional time for new beginnings. Im involved in one here in Central Oregon where the nascent tech community is trying to get organized and, I assume by acclimation, I was asked to be the treasurer of our new group. I guess they figured since M&A guys... Click here to read more

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 05:22
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
A Seismic shift has taken place on Wall Street

A Seismic shift has taken place on Wall Street Boutique M&A firms are taking over.

I just came across a very interesting article from Bloomberg which discussed the collapse of traditional investments banks and the emergence of highly niche and more focused boutique M&A firms as... Click here to read more

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 08:08
Posted by Dang Nguyen,
Technology will eventually supplant paper

I cant remember what I was Googling for, but whatever it was I got sidetracked by a blog comment about  the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News scaling back on home delivery. If I remember it was about that time the Chicago Tribune declared bankruptcy. For as long as I can remember - thats a... Click here to read more

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 06:11
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
2009 Software/IT M&A Review and Forecast

Corum Group presented its annual year-end webinar this past Thursday, Jan. 15. The event, 2009 Software/IT M&A Review and Forecast: Doing Deals in a Depression was widely attended by hundreds of software executives across the globe. Topics covered included:

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Monday, January 19, 2009 - 03:43
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
In 2009...

In 2009, the IT market as a whole will be shaped by two major forces colliding with each other at warp speed. A deep global recession meets an ongoing IT industry transformation. The recession will have a huge impact on the market, possibly cutting worldwide IT... Click here to read more

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 08:53
Posted by Lynda Tripp,
Jeff Brown - Introduction

Hello, I am Jeff Brown. I am a regional director and deal maker for Corum, based in Houston. I joined the firm in 2007 after 25 years in technology entrepreneurship including roles as founder and CEO. Much of my experience is energy related. That's natural since my... Click here to read more

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 05:18
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President

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