Software M&A Blog

Virtualization for the end user

I agree with all of those who predict a huge increase in tablet and smart phone sales. Smart phones have already made their place in the consumer and business world, and this year will probably be the time for the tablets to do the same. As with the... Click here to read more

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 03:29
Posted by Marvin LaMadrid,
Four Technology Predictions

1. IPO activity among tech companies, in transaction volume, will climb a modest 10% due to continued difficulty in attracting institutional buyers.

2. Technology M&A activity will climb by 30% as the VC's funds raised in 2004 and... Click here to read more

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Friday, January 28, 2011 - 08:03
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
Net value created by M&A is at the highest level ever

McKinsey Quarterly, the business journal of McKinsey & Company, just released a fascinating piece, A... Click here to read more

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 09:07
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
Some predictions that don't require a huge stretch...

MS Explorer 10 offers navigation using Kinetic-based motion sensing technology.

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 04:00
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Field observations
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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 01:34
Posted by Bruce Milne, CEO
Predictions for 2011

Retail/Consumer Payment Solutions will continue to evolve with the broad introduction of NFC (near field communications), SQUARE, and the like -- I don't think either of these will "take off" in 2011, but their presence will become... Click here to read more

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 00:43
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
My Predictions For 2011


My big expectation this year is I think we'll see some big plays on the wireless telecom front, as more pressure is placed on that infrastructure. If you think about it, every time you look up Facebook on your phone or check your email, you're... Click here to read more

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 04:13
Posted by Tomoki Yasuda,
Will Oracle rule the IT world?

I always enjoy tracking what Larry Ellison of Oracle is up to. The guy is so in-your-face that its hard to ignore any press that I come across. This latest is unique, however, in that he very boldly lays out his 10-point plan to bury his... Click here to read more

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 07:34
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Some thoughts for small software companies

Google recently acquired Zetawire, a Toronto-based company that facilitates mobile payments. I thought this acquisition raised some interesting considerations for small software companies.


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Friday, January 7, 2011 - 01:16
Posted by Bruce Lazenby, Vice President
Webinar on 1/11/11 - 2010 Review and 2011 Predictions

One of the exciting things we do here at Corum every new year is sponsor the Annual M&A Forecast webinar. This year's event on Jan. 11 will look at last year's growth trends and transactions and compare them to predictions and... Click here to read more

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 08:31
Posted by Elon Gasper, Executive Vice President, Research & Technology

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

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