Software M&A Blog

RSA Controversy: The NSA sellout

The big story at this year’s RSA conference actually broke back in December, when it came out that the NSA had paid RSA $10 million to build a back door into their encryption. RSA encryption technology is the de facto industry standard for financial... Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:38
Posted by Corum Group,
Killing the Golden Goose

Why do companies make acquisitions?  Acquisitions are risky, expensive and distracting.  Isn’t it better to license a product, rather than buy the company that makes it?  This is the conversation I had over dinner last night with the founder of a security software company.  We were both... Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:36
Posted by Corum Group,
Going Outside for Acquisitions

All markets are hot right now but security in particular is cooking.  Acquisitions and funding are the hot topics at this year’s RSA conference.  On Monday, I attended a panel with CTO or CIOs from HP, Cisco, Bluecoat and EMC/RSA.  The Cisco... Click here to read more

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:56
Posted by Corum Group,
Due Diligence Patience!

We are seeing more buyers and sellers than ever – companies are realizing that this is the best time since the dot.com era to sell. Thus, we expect 2014 to be a record year. But, one trend is emerging, whether our clients are in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa or the Middle... Click here to read more

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:57
Posted by Bruce Milne, CEO
Casual Connect Amsterdam

Casual Connect, a casual games conference that is hosted around the world, was held in the historic stock exchange in Amsterdam last week. Jim Perkins and I were invited to lead the Finance/ M&A track for the afternoon presenting on market trends, futurecasting along with Buyer and Seller... Click here to read more

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:28
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Auction Options

We had an outstanding question during our recent webinar, relevant enough that we wanted to make sure to share the answer broadly. The question came in response to a discussion of how we at Corum help generate the best sales position possible for a company by creating an auction environment.... Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:03
Posted by Jim Perkins, Executive Vice President
Get good counsel

If you have been to an M&A conference and listened to the advice of experienced dealmakers, you will have heard them advising you to “get good counsel; inexperienced lawyers kill deals.” Periodically I am reminded of how sound this advice is – when I run into inexperienced counsel who... Click here to read more

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 15:35
Posted by Corum Group,
Smart City Industry Report

The Smart City vision is a big one and so is the global market opportunity. Smart Cities are interconnected, sustainable, low carbon cities striving to be more competitive, livable and attract more investment than traditional counterparts. The vision spans mobility, transport, buildings,... Click here to read more

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:05
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Healthcare IT Industry Report

The healthcare industry is undergoing significant change, and the exceptional pace of M&A activity in this sector shows no signs of letting up.  Health IT is estimated to increase its spending by approximately 40% over the next 2 years - from nearly $60 Billion in 2013 to over $83 Billion by... Click here to read more

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 09:00
Posted by Rob Schram, Senior Vice President
Raise Another Round, or Sell?

At some point, nearly every early-stage software CEO arrives at a crucial make-or-break crossroad as their supply of early capital (cash) begins to dry up.  Sensing a pending crisis, a CEO often comes to Corum and asks, “What do you think, should I raise more money, or sell”?

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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 08:30
Posted by Gary Beyer,

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