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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”?
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.
Clearview Staffing Software, Inc.