Software M&A Blog

Whose taxes will be hit?

There is a good lead article in The Economist, September 24,Hunting the rich. The top 1% of earners take home 20% of pre-tax... Click here to read more

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 05:24
Posted by John Melotte,
A little humility, please

In our minds, any deal that fails to close could be called a disaster. The worst are those that fail to close for all the wrong reasons. We had significant buyer interest in our client company, with above market offers from highly... Click here to read more

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 02:32
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Strategy, fundamentals & the new world

 

In the tech M&A business, we speak to a lot of investors. These range from entrepreneurs, to venture capitalists to private equity firms. With the recent market volatility, you can imagine we ask them their take on this. Just the other day... Click here to read more

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 04:35
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
The Impact of the M&A Advisor Google/Motorola Mobility

In our Selling Out, Selling Up workshop, we talk about the many ways that a qualified M&A advisor will impact the acquisition of your company. Here are two data points from our own analysis that are borne out in the Google / Motorola Mobility deal... Click here to read more

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 04:46
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Portfolio of One

The fundamentals of Modern Portfolio Theory have been in place for 60 years and continue to drive fund managers and individuals investment strategies. We all want low risk / high returns on our investments. In our "efficient" markets this... Click here to read more

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 07:37
Posted by Mark Johnson, Vice President
Opportunity knocks but once

We had strong interest in our client company, with high value offers from very qualified strategic buyers. What ultimately caused deals to fall apart was not a collapse of the market, or faulty financials, or due diligence... Click here to read more

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 04:26
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Really - check out your buyer early

We were approached by a seller who had the basis of an offer already in hand from a privately-held buyer. The sellers Board wanted independent confirmation that the offer was a good one, so they engaged Corum to do a... Click here to read more

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 08:59
Posted by Bruce Lazenby,
Benefits of 338(h)(10) transactions

Focusing on the deal value is not enough to fully evaluate a possible acquisition of your company; structure plays an important role in determining how much actually gets deposited into your account versus how much is paid in taxes. Buyers prefer to structure an asset sale, while sellers prefer... Click here to read more

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 02:19
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Bad markets, good deals

Ernst & Young have tracked the steady increase in the value of technology M&A since 2008, with a 75% increase in the second quarter of this year. We are now in the third quarter and we have seen two real mega-deals: Googles grab of... Click here to read more

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 08:00
Posted by John Melotte,

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quotesOne thing we noticed was that when we hired Corum to represent us, the buyers took us a lot more seriously. They knew that if they didn’t buy us, someone else would, and that’s a big deal in creating an urgency for them to act. quotes

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PlanSwift