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Timing, entrepreneurs and management maturity

You often hear the saying that timing is everything, and in M&A this can be so true. More often than not, timing is only one factor that leads to a successful transaction. There are a number of other factors that often get left out of the great... Click here to read more

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 05:29
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
Summer growth woes

Summer is here. Finally. Seattle has had only a handful of days over 70 degrees since last September. Its been a gloomy year here and the mood is reflected in the current economic outlook. Some key issues were facing... Click here to read more

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 07:03
Posted by Tomoki Yasuda,
McIlroy wins US Open

Rory McIlroy recently became the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923 and the youngest major winner since Tiger Woods triumphed at the Masters... Click here to read more

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 02:46
Posted by John Melotte,
McIlroy wins US Open

Rory McIlroy recently became the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923, and the youngest major winner since Tiger Woods triumphed at the Masters... Click here to read more

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 02:45
Posted by John Melotte,
Google releases Voice Search

Though itd been available on mobile and other venues, it looks like Google has now rolled out Voice Search at google.com, too. Can you say Mergers and Acquisitions? See what you get; I did, since it seemed an appropriate... Click here to read more

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 00:25
Posted by Elon Gasper, Executive Vice President, Research & Technology
An end to the Canadian VC funding drought?

The last great round of investments into Canadian VCs happened about 10 years ago. Since then, Canadian VCs have returned a negative IRR to their LPs. Not surprisingly, LPs were reluctant to re-up for a second gig.

 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 03:21
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
Closing the deal: playing the reps and warranties game

Engineers are skeptics by nature. They make decisions based on facts, not convenience or speculation. When they take risks, the risks are calculated and supportable by assumptions based on facts. They are genetically uncomfortable with Sales and Marketing people. One of my clients, a software... Click here to read more

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 02:00
Posted by Corum Group,
Quick thoughts on building a forecast

The driving concept is defensibility. You want to be able to withstand a withering volley of challenges, developed by a fleet of fresh-faced MBAs, posed by a buyer who is attempting to destroy your... Click here to read more

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 09:15
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
eBay: Once and Future King

Im very excited about the direction eBay is going. Ive already written blog posts about eBays highly strategic shopping motives (M&A) over the past several months and the most recent acquisition of Magneto is just another piece to the evolving... Click here to read more

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 02:31
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Activist shareholders

Hollywood loves activist shareholders - remember Wall Street and Gordon Gekko? The tech world has seen its fair share of them over the years, but there are two prominent cases I will highlight: one has influenced managements direction already, while... Click here to read more

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 01:04
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate

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