Software M&A Blog

How Big is Big Data?

Every 48 hours, humanity generates the amount of data created from the dawn of civilization until 2003, and that rate is accelerating. New tools are needed to manage this "Big Data," creating new opportunities in traditional data management--storage, security, compliance and more--as well as new... Click here to read more

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Friday, March 29, 2013 - 08:33
Posted by Rob Schram, Senior Vice President
The 10 worst things you can do when selling your software company (Part 5 of 10)

Have unrealistic value expectations.

Grossly unrealistic price expectations will undermine your credibility. Greed is the single most common deal killer. Use objective, market-based metrics along with your companys actual growth rate and profitability levels to test your valuation... Click here to read more

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Monday, March 25, 2013 - 03:17
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
SAP's Big Data Move

In a timely and strategic acquisition, SAP purchased SmartOps, a provider of inventory and service-level optimization solutions slated to fit into supply chain management.

SAPs HANA platform, cultivated after many years of research, has finally been introduced to the marketplace with... Click here to read more

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Friday, March 22, 2013 - 08:59
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Smart Phones - To The End Of The Earth!

I just got back from Africa. It was life changing to see the migration of nearly two million wildebeests and zebra, with a surrounding cast of gazelles, impalas, stenboks, ostriches, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, hippos, rhinos, Cape buffalo, etc., and 530 varieties if migrating birds. All... Click here to read more

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 02:06
Posted by Bruce Milne, CEO
Mobile Spotlight Report

I keep hearing that were in the middle of a mobile evolution, but what I see is really the continual presence of the normal, annual tech revolution, which drives all sectors, not just specific ones.

As of today, more than 60% of us use smartphones, and 15% of us have tablets, and as ever... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 08:47
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
Private Equity Panel Recap

The main event of our February webinar was an all-star private equity panel with representatives from ACCEL KKR, The Carlyle Group, and Riverside Company. Here are a few of the insights they shared with us.

From Michael Wand, of Carlyle, "Our ticket size is somewhere between $15M and $50M... Click here to read more

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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 05:56
Posted by Corum Group,
KC Revisited

I spoke at a previous webinar about how the presence of Googles super-high-speed internet experiment in Kansas City is fueling change in the Midwest. As a follow-up, I can say that 2013 got off to a fast start here. Our clients, large and small, always get serious consideration and thoughtful... Click here to read more

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 08:36
Posted by Ed Ossie, Vice President
Gartner Analyst Day - Big Data Analytics

I was invited to a Gartner Analyst Day last week. As youd expect from Gartner, it was chock full of high quality material. The theme, hunting and harvesting business performance in a digital world, was organized around a few flagship topics - Big Data & Analytics, Bring Your Own Device,... Click here to read more

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 07:20
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Dows Record Close M&A Market Soaring

With the Dows March 5 closing at 14,254, the highest ever, the Tech M&A market continues its own bullish activity with over 250 deals in the past month including e-commerce company Channel Intelligence being acquired by Google for $125M, VMware picking up storage optimizer Virsto Software... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 09:37
Posted by Elon Gasper, Executive Vice President, Research & Technology
Field Report Overview

In our monthly webinars, we typically get a field report from at least one Corum representative, looking at a specific market segment, deal, region, etc. In February we heard from a number of Corum representatives, which gave a good overview of the significant activity that were seeing in the... Click here to read more

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 08:42
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing

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quotesAs far as the Corum people are concerned, you will find that every single one of them down to the secretary are extremely professional. They know how to deal on your behalf and they are great at negotiating. Ultimately they structured an excellent deal for us. I will say this, would I do another transaction with the Corum people? Absolutely.quotes

Rusty Russ
DTR Software International