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Gartner Data Center Conference December 2013

Earlier in this month, I was down at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas at the same time the National Rodeo Finals were taking place which brought to town a lot of cowboys and cowgirls.... Click here to read more

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 09:26
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
How to Reject an Offer

Our December webinar topic was how to react and respond to an unsolicited offer. In follow-up, we had this question: “What is the most polite way to decline and not engage in an offer, just because we’re not considering initiating a process at this time?”

The answer we gave was this—tell... Click here to read more

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:22
Posted by Mark Johnson, Vice President
Healthcare Expectations

In our December webcast, an attendee asked us the following: “Healthcare is undergoing incredible change. You have companies that can provide innovative technology, but is that enough or do you also need market traction?”

In normal times, our reply would be that market traction was almost... Click here to read more

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 09:07
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Gavin Weigh’s Story

Gavin Weigh was the CEO and founder of RapidBlue Solutions. They were based in Helsinki and provided retail analytics. They were purchased by Chicago’s ShopperTrak earlier this year, in a deal Corum was thrilled to be able to assist. He had some words for us at our last webinar.

“At the... Click here to read more

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 16:29
Posted by Corum Group,
Market Windows Are Not Forever

Corum M&A transaction data gathered for 28 years clearly shows that M&A cycles track in close harmony to the broader stock market.  The reason for this is fairly simple.  When companies are doing well, they generate excess cash, and that incremental capital needs to be put to work.

... Click here to read more
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 08:53
Posted by Gary Beyer,
Defusing rumors that you are being acquired

Although a well-managed M&A process will provide adequate confidentiality safeguards to assure word does not leak regarding the potential sale of your company, you still need to be prepared to address this should it arise.  When you as the CEO are approached by an employee or customer, you... Click here to read more

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11:23
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Bitcoin: Future Currency for M&A?

There has been an explosion of interest in the enigmatic ‘bitcoin’ these past four years, a technology perceived by some in the mainstream as a medium for illegal or illicit activity, but a technology that now seems to be going mainstream in a big way.

What is bitcoin and why is it... Click here to read more

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 15:20
Posted by Gary Beyer,
Season's Greetings from Gartner's Data Center Conference!

This week, Alina Soltys and I have been down at the annual Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. While its covered a broad range of topics from enterprise mobility to software defined networking and the future of the mainframe, the overriding message is that it’s time for the data center... Click here to read more

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 16:27
Posted by Jason Steblay, Research Analyst
International Business Development

Almost 20 years ago, Corum made a commitment to enter the European market, and we continue to be rewarded for it. We could see that focusing only on North America would make us less able to help our clients find the best deals, and we expanded our operation.

Today more than half of our... Click here to read more

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:56
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Tech M&A leftovers for Thanksgiving 2014?

We do not have to look any further than the US stock market to be reminded that windows of opportunity open and close with dramatic differences in outcomes. It depends on what side of the window you were looking through, too, trying to get out at a high value or get in at any value. While “... Click here to read more

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:17
Posted by Ed Ossie, Vice President

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