Software M&A Blog

How to kill a deal

We recently ran a webinar where we discussed deal disasters. I shared the following story involving a European company that wanted sell off a subsidiary.

 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 08:08
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
Pay the piper

The patent assault in the mobile space will start to slow.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 07:41
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Timing The Market (Part 2): A closer look at your companys ecosystem

I attended a board meeting last week where the Board was debating whether it is a good time to seek a trade buyer for the company (see Part 1). The volatility in the stock market was at the core of their concern that the... Click here to read more

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 09:01
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President, Client Services
Timing The Market (Part 1): The stock market vs. tech M&A market indicators

I attended a board meeting last week where the Board was debating whether it is a good time to seek a trade buyer for the company. The recent movement in the stock market is at the core of their concern that the tech M&... Click here to read more

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 03:10
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President, Client Services
You snooze, you lose

I experienced a disaster caused by the two owners of a European software company who missed their window to sell due to constant delay. I had been in touch with them through our conferences for years.  They finally approached Corum to... Click here to read more

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 06:03
Posted by Frank Berger,
But wait, tech companies can make revenue

Valuations out of Silicon Valley arent surprising anymore. After hearing ridiculous Billion Dollar amounts thrown around for the last few months, Ive grown numb. So the latest out: Twitter is now worth $8 Billion.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 02:45
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Seeking safety in Switzerland

As Europe's debt crisis deepens and after global manufacturing data proved disappointing, concerns are growing that major economies may slip back into a recession. Many investors... Click here to read more

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 02:14
Posted by Tanya Froehlich, Branch Manager
Timing and patience

In my last blog, I wrote about timing. This entry is about timing, but adds the element of patience. Given the increased activity in software M&A, we are frequently... Click here to read more

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 03:05
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l

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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

David Gorman
Clearview Staffing Software, Inc.