Software M&A Blog

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the latest technology megatrend to watch. It is simply the global network of physical objects with embedded technology that sense and communicate their internal states to external environments.

These Connected Devices range from the more mature... Click here to read more

JonScott's picture
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 14:19
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
2014 Predictions
  • In the wake of the NSA privacy intrusion debacle and indiscriminate internet sharing of everything, personal obfuscation and anonymity appliances will go mainstream.
  • The technology that empowers self-driving cars will engender the adoption of regulated 3D sky-corridors for... Click here to read more
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 09:27
Posted by Rob Schram, Senior Vice President
SaaS Valuations

SaaS M&A and IPO activity has now demonstrated several strong years and shows no signs of decline.  SaaS IPO valuations over the last 24 months remain exceptionally healthy, with current median Revenue Multiples of 13.65 X. This is exceptionally robust when compared to the multiples for the... Click here to read more

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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:39
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Net Neutrality

The federal appeals court just ruled that ISP’s are free to make deals with content providers allowing them to pay for bandwidth in the internet express lane for faster streaming. The FCC said this was unfair to consumers and opposed it.  At the core is the basic question of whether the internet... Click here to read more

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 14:50
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Six Steps After the Approach

Congratulations, you got an offer! So…now what? We’ve found that you need to be very careful about accepting a first offer, especially an unsolicited one, as it can simply be bottom fishing, a buyer looking for a bargain. So what should you do?

With our combined years of experience... Click here to read more

JonScott's picture
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:58
Posted by Jon Scott, Managing Director, Corum Group, Int'l
The New Nearshore

The following conversation took place during the coffee break at a recent Corum event in Moscow, hosted by the legal offices of Dentons. The interaction was between myself and the CEO of a large Russian IT Services company (name withheld). While the exact wording may not be 100% accurate, the... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 08:45
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor

Archived Posts

quotes I think that the one thing that, as we looked at different firms to help represent us, one of the things that really hooked us, and I believe was still a big factor, was the fact that we had a firm who understood the software side of our business, a firm specializing in software, and I think that helped us immensely in the process because we weren't having to go in and educated a firm or broker on how to speak our language to potential buyers. I think that was one of the things that made an easier decision for us to select Corum in that process. quotes

David Gorman
Clearview Staffing Software, Inc.