Software M&A Blog

Don’t Lose the Business while Chasing the Dream!

There are many rationales for approaching a merger or acquisition, all of which revolve around a single word: OPPORTUNITY.  Opportunity to gain market share through strategic leverage, opportunity to break out of a declining market segment, opportunity to create a liquidity event for founders... Click here to read more

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 09:46
Posted by Gary Beyer,
M&A Insurance

I recently posted the following on the M&A Forum at LinkedIn, and thought  it might be of interest to our readers.

Question on Forum: "I have heard of  insurance designed expressly to provide coverage for the breach of a representation or a warranty contained in a Purchase and Sale... Click here to read more

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 08:54
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Tech M&A Market: Too Hot or Just Right?

The M&A markets for software and technology are hot right now, hotter than we’ve seen them since the late 1990s.  Johnny Carson once described the L.A. summer heat by saying it was so hot that he “saw a sparrow pick up his worm with a potholder.”  Fortunately for us at Corum, it isn... Click here to read more

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 16:26
Posted by Gary Beyer,
Timing in the Market

We had an excellent question in October's webinar (Missed it? Listen here) about timing. When M&A deals are trending up, should you wait to sell, or should you sell ASAP?

If you have a company that is in a position to... Click here to read more

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 08:59
Posted by Peter Andrews, Regional Director
Sellers’ Market? Five Indications that Market Dynamics have shifted in favor of sellers

Recently I presented a list of buyers to a client in Los Angeles.  We put 25 companies on the white board, all of them over a billion in revenue.  All had one thing in common: single-digit growth.  Our list featured Autodesk, a company that not only stopped growing, but stopped intending to grow... Click here to read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:01
Posted by Corum Group,
China’s M&A Begins to Look Outward

 There’s no avoiding that China is a key player these days, and Apple’s push into that market with the new iPhone is just another indicator of what we’ve seen coming.

Until recently China has not been heavily involved in global tech M&A, but that is starting to change... Click here to read more

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 11:10
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor

Archived Posts

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

Dennis Gurock
Gurock Software