Software M&A Blog

Social Media Marketing M&A: Valuations and Trends (Part 1)

A few weeks ago I wrote about the blistering pace of M&A in social marketing technology space. To make sense of it all, I’ve put together a... Click here to read more

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Jason Steblay, Research Analyst
Social Marketing M&A Continues at a Blistering Pace

Social is part of a nexus of disruptive forces transforming the technology landscape. It has become part of the enterprise IT lexicon in part due to the rise of the CMO, who Gartner predicts will spend more on IT by 2017 than CTO’s.

New Corum research presented at a recent World Financial... Click here to read more

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Jason Steblay, Research Analyst
The Power of the CMO

One of the key points discussed in our recent WFS Social Marketing webinar was the future power of the Chief Marketing Officer. Gartner has predicted that by 2017, CMOs will spend more on IT than CTOs will!

They are already a major influence on IT spending, and we’ve seen them rise to the... Click here to read more

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing
The 10 worst things you can do when selling your software company (Part 9 of 10)

Be unprepared for due diligence.

Get organized for the buyer’s due diligence investigation long before it actually happens. Delivering clear, complete and organized due diligence materials quickly when the information is requested gives the buyer confidence in your company and team.... Click here to read more

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
European M&A is Hot

From my viewpoint in Amsterdam, European software M&A is hitting record levels. Corum has announced three transactions so far this year and several more are in the works. What’s driving this when the economy on this side of the pond is supposedly bad? One simple explanation is that the... Click here to read more

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
The 10 worst things you can do when selling your software company (Part 8 of 10)

Take your eye off the ball.

Focus on running your core business even during the M&A process. Letting business performance suffer for lack of management focus during the M&A process gives buyers the opportunity to drive the price down or even walk from the deal.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Don’t Miss WFS NYC on June 5

We’ve been a platinum sponsor of World Financial Symposiums for nearly a decade, and next month, we are proud to be sponsoring the New York Growth and Exit Strategies conference on June 5. We are being joined by industry leading... Click here to read more

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Timothy Goddard, Executive Vice President of Marketing
The 10 worst things you can do when selling your software company (Part 7 of 10)

Let your ego run wild.

At its core, negotiating is adversarial. Successful outcome requires the parties to focus on the important business issues and to know when their ego needs to take a back seat to the real goals. Don’t permit your emotions to drive your actions during negotiations.... Click here to read more

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 17:00
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus

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