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Apple Passbook, Google Wallet & Microsoft Hub arent after just your bill-fold

Apple and Microsoft both jumped into the mobile payments market last week, following Google, countless startups, most mobile network... Click here to read more

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 07:31
Posted by Jason Steblay, Research Analyst
Three Cloud offerings

I had the pleasure of chairing a World Financial Symposiums event in Europe on M&A, spotlighting the Cloud. We particularly discussed the three groups of offerings Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Platform as a Service. We... Click here to read more

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 02:52
Posted by Miro Parizek, Managing Director
The M&A value of having been a CEO

I just wrapped up a conversation regarding a client with a corporate development officer of a large, public company. It was my first conversation with this guy and our first regarding this acquisition opportunity. This strategic acquirer and my client have discussed a... Click here to read more

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:11
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
An iPad fan's early view of the Microsoft Surface

With much fanfare this week, Steve Ballmer showed off Microsofts response to the iPad, the Surface.   Its still early to assess this product, as technical details are sketchy and deliveries are not expected until the fall. Still, as an avid user of the iPad for... Click here to read more

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 01:15
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
IPOs bring positive news for software companies

To no surprise, successfully timing markets is extremely difficult, especially when attempting to tie market indicators to the direction of Tech M&A. Over the last few months, public markets have been performing poorly. Nevertheless, Corum has had... Click here to read more

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 08:05
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Dells Acquisitions

Dell has adapted its business approach substantially over the past few years. They have consistently been a top 10 buyer of tech firms; however, were currently witnessing a shift in its... Click here to read more

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 03:52
Posted by Mark Johnson, Vice President
Video Game Spotlight

There is a feeding frenzy at the moment in social and mobile gaming. M&A is at an all-time high in this space, just as we predicted in our Annual Forecast... Click here to read more

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 02:04
Posted by Jim Perkins, Executive Vice President
Pre-emptive offers

At Corum, we believe in the power of competition and the open market. What is a business worth? What a willing buyer will pay a willing seller is the classic answer. But, there may be a company in another state or another country (a very... Click here to read more

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 09:20
Posted by John Melotte,
Revolutionary glass, tech M&A and RIM

One of the key technologies that made the mobile & tablet revolutions possible wasnt software or electronicsit was Cornings tough, nigh-unscratchable Gorilla Glass. Without this remarkable material, our phones and tablets would start showing... Click here to read more

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 00:50
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing
Cyber Attacks, Energy Security and Spearfishing

It been reported that sometime in March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began issuing "amber" alerts that warned of a cyber-intrusion campaign aimed at the natural gas pipeline companies. The alerts were reinforced in a report from... Click here to read more

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 07:15
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President

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quotesIt's important to realize that you as a company founder or CEO go through this process only once or twice in a lifetime, and you should work with someone who has more experience with it, just like your acquirer does. That was specifically critical for us with Corum as we still had to run our day-to-day business. quotes

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