Dougan is currently Executive Advisor, based in Barcelona, with the Corum Group International. Previously, he spent 3 years working out of Corum's European headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland and 3 years running Corum's research division from their Global HQ in Seattle. Prior to joining Corum's team in 2005, Dougan spent 3 years in the banking industry with Bank of America, and Citigroup's Private Wealth business unit....More
We have pioneers Shawn Fanning and Napster to thank for this category. In 1999, Napster became a significant wake-up call to the world in how the basic equation of traditional supply and demand could be transformed through the internet. Fast forward 15 years, and few other concepts have been as... Click here to read more
In a recent trip to Colombia, I had the opportunity to present current M&A market information to a large number of entrepreneurs in Medellin and Bogotá. In partnership with BD Guidance and the Colombian Ministry of ITC Innovation, ProExport, we spent multiple days working with the Colombian... Click here to read more
Working in Istanbul this May - a city I’ve been to for business in the past - is reaffirmation of the strength and growth in this bridge market. With centuries of tradition as a geographic link between East and West, Turkey seems to have a natural dexterity of adapting itself to the changing winds... Click here to read more
Last week, having just finished our M&A panel FEST UP, Corum was interviewed by Expansión -- Spain’s largest business journal. The article praises Spain’s recent recovery efforts and the tremendous growth in their technology and innovation sectors. Much of this growth has been fueled by a 3-... Click here to read more
Corum was invited this past week to the 1st annual FEST-UP startup event in Barcelona. The Sponsors, Speakers, and Attendees read as the who’s-who of the Spanish tech and startup ecosystem. Spread over the course of 5-days, this was an event that mixed great seminars and panels, with a b-plan... Click here to read more
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 also ran a series of events in Mexico City and Monterrey, and it’s clear to us that the growth we’re seeing from software... Click here to read more
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 building a presence in the UAE since 2004, but I couldn’t believe the number of attendees at the conference…... Click here to read more
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 few days of the year. The number of deals and high-level meetings I... Click here to read more
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
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 transactions... Click here to read more