Software M&A Blog

Recovery? Or transition to a normal recession?

Even the bears have stopped talking about a great depression. Now the question is whether we will see a recovery in the second half, or a transition to a normal recession. With some tech stocks up over 50% this year (including Apple), we are predicting a surge in transactions in the second half... Click here to read more

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 08:57
Posted by Corum Group,
Shoulda Woulda Coulda

My daughters wedding is just around the corner. The venue was booked over a year ago. Would I have planned anything differently then if Id known how the economy would be today? My mindset is certainly not the same. Nevertheless, I will enjoy the... Click here to read more

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 02:21
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations
Summers are changing

I seem to recall the days when we used to say that if we can't get the transaction done by mid to end June, we would have to wait till September.  

With every passing  year the summer period seems to be more active and this year will probably take the cake... Click here to read more

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 09:41
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
Signs of Improvement

I think we are all hoping for signs the economy is improving and that the worst is behind us. My gut tells me things are better than 3 months ago, and if I look at my investment portfolio, it has given me some... Click here to read more

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 08:25
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
"Business Plan Jumble"

There are still a few companies playing Business Plan Jumble, where promising terms are randomly assembled into a value proposition. How about Web 2.0 Mashup Threat Management for Cloud Computing? Show me the customers who are asking for a solution,... Click here to read more

Friday, June 19, 2009 - 01:56
Posted by Corum Group,
"Business Plan Jumble"

There are still a few companies playing Business Plan Jumble, where promising terms are randomly assembled into a value proposition. How about Web 2.0 Mashup Threat Management for Cloud Computing? Show me the customers who are asking for a solution,... Click here to read more

Friday, June 19, 2009 - 01:55
Posted by Corum Group,
Encouraging Signs

The recent IPOs from SolarWinds and OpenTable are welcome sights as we in the tech sector continue to look for good news.  Will the offering push open the flood gates and ignite the IPO market?  Will they do the same for M&A?  Only time will tell, but regardless the outcome, I see them as an... Click here to read more

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 03:01
Posted by Ryan Blakely,
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, June 16, 2009 - 08:39
Posted by Corum Group,
Distressed sale values

In the course of working with both buyers and sellers on realignment of valuation expectations, I have noted that some buyers tend to use distressed sale values as deal benchmarks for negotiations, and do not give enough recognition and credit to those companies that continue to grow, and create... Click here to read more

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 07:32
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
Growth and Exit Strategies - San Jose

I was invited by the World Financial Symposiums to Chair their Silicon Valley Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies conference on May 14th.  I invited Google, VMware, Verisign and Yahoo to sit on a buyers panel, and also invited some recent Corum clients to talk about their... Click here to read more

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 06:35
Posted by Corum Group,

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quotesI greatly appreciated the very deep and thorough process we went through with Corum. Because of that process, we had a number of options, which means I’m confident that we have selected the right partner.quotes

Dale Brott
DRB Systems