Software M&A Blog

Starbucks is Genius

A couple months back, SBUX announced that they would be running a US pilot program, testing methods to bring consumer traffic into the retail locations during "non-peak" hours. The method is quite simple really -- serve local beer, local wine, and... Click here to read more

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 01:50
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Guerilla Marketing Cultural event programs

If applicable to your general marketing, be an advertiser in the local theater, symphony, and other types of cultural event programs. Some of these ads are very inexpensive given the quality of the reader, and may be tax deductible as well. If you are... Click here to read more

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 03:28
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations
Paris on two wheels

Traffic in Paris is always sluggish, and parking is hit or miss. One lucky enough to find a parking spot will often return to his car to find a fender crumpled from the impact of another driver pushing, bumper against bumper, along the curb to... Click here to read more

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 07:54
Posted by Corum Group,
Google's off-beat investments

After having Google as our guest speaker at last month's webcast, I thought it appropriate to share an interesting article in the London Financial Times they are a past co-sponsor with Corum for the World Financial... Click here to read more

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 07:29
Posted by Bruce Milne, CEO
SaaS - A bigger part of our future

The focus on SaaS has grown over time, although the market has solidified, with notable leaders like Salesforce.com, Netsuite, Concur, Taleo and others commanding their share of the tech press coverage. As software M&A advisors, we frequently talk with buyers... Click here to read more

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 00:13
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Guerilla Marketing - Business placards

This is not for most companies, but some may find that their product or service (educational seminars, classes, repairs, etc.) will benefit from business placards. Try to pick only those routes that serve your audience (e.g., from a wealthy suburb to... Click here to read more

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 03:07
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations
PE Roundtable - Conclusion: 2011 a good year for M&A ill-advised to wait

On last Friday, Frank Berger and I hosted a PE roundtable discussion in Munich with 15 participants at the well received event. Managing directors of private equity firms later wrote us:... Click here to read more

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 00:57
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
Do Earnouts work for Buyers, Sellers, both or neither?

Earnouts are popular but complicated. In fact, people cant seem to decide if it is one word, two words or hyphenated. Lets keep it simple one word and simple is also the key to good earnouts.

An... Click here to read more

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 02:05
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
Just back from WFS Seattle

A few days ago we wrapped up the first annual Seattle World Financial Symposiums "Growth and Exit Strategies" Conference where Corum was a platinum sponsor. Now, this event is in its... Click here to read more

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 05:21
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Term Sheets and Legal Fees for M&A Transactions

I have been informally coaching a business friend who runs a non-technology business. This CEO is a first time seller, has recently agreed to a term sheet with a buyer, and is ready to begin due diligence and negotiation of the stock purchase agreement... Click here to read more

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 08:08
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President, Client Services

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