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Selling Mexican Software Companies

We’ve been spending a lot of time focused on the Santa Fe neighborhood of Mexico City. Think of it as the Silicon Valley of Mexico, even though it’s more than a mile above sea level. It takes a whole day to get acclimated to the altitude, but once you do, you find some very familiar names, like... Click here to read more

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 09:51
Posted by Corum Group,
Heightened Tech M&A Conference Interest

I’m getting on a plane to visit Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo next week due to a surge in registrations for our tech M&A conferences, Selling Up Selling Out boot-camp, and Merge Briefing overview. Granted, we have recently closed a number of transactions in the Nordic region, but that’s not... Click here to read more

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 14:58
Posted by Bruce Milne, CEO
El Toro de México

We’re bullish on Mexico, where Corum just closed a successful transaction with our client Inffinix (one of Mexico’s top software firms) who sold to US-based Equifax. We... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 09:15
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Dubai Silicon Success

On March 12th, I returned from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where my colleagues and I have been hosting events and meetings with one of Corum’s international legal partners, Dentons. Corum has been... Click here to read more

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:41
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Messaging Apps

One of the main themes I shared at the Casual Connect Amsterdam conference last month was the rise of the mobile messaging platforms like WeChat, WhatsApp, Line and Kakao. They are growing exponentially, with Line up 450% Q4 2012 to Q4 2013. Revenues are driven through in-app purchases of... Click here to read more

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:25
Posted by Alina Soltys, Associate
Don't ignore the Private Equity firms

I recently moderated a panel discussion with four Private Equity executives on during a Corum webcast (see link... Click here to read more

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 09:53
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
Mobile World Congress 2014

No students. No blaring music. No dancers.

Just suits & ties.

With over 75,000 people in attendance at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the event would likely be described by companies as the most productive... Click here to read more

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:30
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Process

I met with a CEO last week at RSA. He sat down with senior private equity professionals from 5 firms in a single day.  All of them are interested in his company.  At the beginning of the day he thought he would take the meetings, pick a partner, and... Click here to read more

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 09:38
Posted by Corum Group,
Migration of Consumer Tech to the Enterprise

Vendors experiment on consumers and small SMBs.  These customers can buy new technologies at low price points and take very little risk.  It is no accident that CRM, hosted email, mirrorless cameras, cloud-based anti-virus, disk imaging, GUI-based operating systems, cloud storage etc. all... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 09:19
Posted by Corum Group,
Fostering Innovation in France

The French economy stifles innovation.  Taxes are high and it is prohibitively expensive and risky to add anyone to a payroll.  Labor laws create de facto severance obligations that are impossible to raise money against.  In effect, the safest place to be in the French economy is in the employ... Click here to read more

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:03
Posted by Corum Group,

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