Software M&A Blog

Difficulties an M&A advisor may have to face

One of my current projects is a good example for the difficulties an M&A advisor may have to face if the goals of the key players in the project are not aligned with the goals of the selling shareholders.  In the current case, the management board has made one of their business unit managers... Click here to read more

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 03:13
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
Real dialog in tough times

Since the blow-up in October, conversations with buyers, investors and entrepreneurs have gradually come down to earth, to the point where many conversations are earnest and transparent.  This is the silver lining of a challenging market.  Less posturing, more efficient communication.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 02:58
Posted by Corum Group,
Tough Times

Tough times. Have to work probably twice as hard to achieve the same results. But despite the difficult environment not only interest in selling but also interest in buying is surprisingly  high. Example: In one of my current projects, only a few weeks after market launch, two  offers for this... Click here to read more

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 06:14
Posted by Frank Berger,
SaaS is expending everywhere Even in France !

According to a recent study of the French American analyst Markess International, SaaS is expanding at a double digit numbers in France. CAGR should rise 14% from 2008 to 2010. That means a total market next year of more than €2bn. More than 270 companies participated in the study. The good news... Click here to read more

Monday, May 18, 2009 - 03:06
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
Mega Deals: Twitter. Adding to the Catalyst?

It often takes a few big deals to jump-start the cycle. We call these deals Mega Deals, and in times of economic turmoil (see: now), these mega deals act as a catalyst for change in the... Click here to read more

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 03:03
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
There still needs to be a exit strategy

Just getting caught up from a four-day road trip in Boston.  I attended the Software Business SaaS and SLAM conference for three days, including the Selling Up Selling Out M&A workshop that I conducted the day before the conference. As I find everywhere, SaaS is all the buzz; and at a SaaS... Click here to read more

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 03:35
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
UK technology VC investment (April 2009)

The first quarter of 2009 has seen a heavy drop off in technology VC investment in UK, broadly back to levels last seen in 2005.  Both the absolute number and size of deals have dropped by over half from last year.  Average deal size is now typically £2-3m, down from £5m.  Government supported... Click here to read more

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 04:21
Posted by John Melotte,

Archived Posts

quotesWe are grateful to Jeff and the Corum team for helping make this happen. Corum’s ability to execute a worldwide search and bring multiple, qualified buyers into the process is critical for any software company looking for investment, but in particular in a market as global as ours. That ability, coupled with their deep domain knowledge and overall M&A expertise were keys to making our process so successful.quotes

Andy Hill
Oniqua MRO Analytics