Software M&A Blog

Sitting on the Sidelines

After hosting a Merge Briefing in Vienna attended by a number of venture capitalists and negotiating with private equity investors regarding the financing of a potential acquisition by one of their portfolio companies earlier this week, I have discovered that although there were record amounts... Click here to read more

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 03:47
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
Time to Market in an M&A trough

In boom times we can sell the best company at a premium because time to market matters a lot.  Buyers want a mature asset that already has traction.  In a trough the opposite is true.  Buyers are in less of a hurry.  They shop around.  Price trumps time to market.  They generally buy the asset... Click here to read more

corumgroup-ltd's picture
Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 02:33
Posted by Corum Group,
Challenges of Cross Border Transactions

Software is a global business and often the best buyer may be from abroad. However, cross border transactions carry additional risks and challenges. Buyer and seller may have very different business cultures and practices. Im being reminded of this now in a transaction Im working on. The buyer... Click here to read more

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 08:14
Posted by Mark Reed,
Will It Ever Be The Same?

On May 14, Corum is sponsoring the seventh annual Growth and Exit Strategies conference in Silicon Valley.  The question of Will It Ever Be The Same? will be answered, as it is the theme of this years event.  Executives from Google, Yahoo!, VMware, Verisign and other leading technology companies... Click here to read more

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 06:31
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
Who should make the cake?

Some things I can do well (or at least adequately) on my own paint a bedroom, mow the lawn, bake a birthday cake. Then there are times when I hire an expert to create my daughters wedding cake or photograph the ceremony. For such milestones, I do my due diligence to find the people who most... Click here to read more

PatSultan's picture
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 08:53
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations

Archived Posts

quotes I think that the one thing that, as we looked at different firms to help represent us, one of the things that really hooked us, and I believe was still a big factor, was the fact that we had a firm who understood the software side of our business, a firm specializing in software, and I think that helped us immensely in the process because we weren't having to go in and educated a firm or broker on how to speak our language to potential buyers. I think that was one of the things that made an easier decision for us to select Corum in that process. quotes

David Gorman
Clearview Staffing Software, Inc.