Elon Gasper founded pioneering animation and speech software company Bright Star Technology in the 1980s. With Corum's assistance he closed venture funding, expanded and then sold Bright Star to a public company in the early 90s. He holds 9 patents for his software innovations and was a finalist for the Fleugelman, the only personal achievement award given by the Software Publishers Association. Elon also chairs the World Technology Council, whose members include a number of former Corum clients who enjoy continued participation with the firm, ranging from taking a leadership role in transactions in their areas of expertise to rendering business, technical and other advice and assistance. Elon's other interests also include oversight of activities related to Corum's Web and...More
Disclosure schedules, meaning “attachments” or “documents” in this context, always take longer than anticipated—and those delays can kill a deal. We recently worked on a pair of transactions where disclosure schedules were critical. One closed and the other did not.
In the first, the experienced... Click here to read more
We put together a complete picture of every one of the six sectors we track and all 26 subsectors when we do our quarterly report webinars. This blog will boil it down to the basics, but if you want the whole rundown, you can check out our webinar here.
The third quarter set records in the public... Click here to read more
The Corum Group’s research team keeps track of every tech M&A transaction so we can keep ahead of the trends and keep an eye on what comes next. Here are some important deals we noted, and some facts that caught our eye.
Deal value from megadeals was almost double this year what it was last... Click here to read more
With 2013 over halfway through, the public markets are still on the rise and tech M&A is being dominated by “megadeals” and “hypervalutions”, with companies such as Yahoo! embarking on a major shopping spree. What other trends and strategies are driving the market?
Corum’s 2013 Mid-Year Report... Click here to read more
With the Dows March 5 closing at 14,254, the highest ever, the Tech M&A market continues its own bullish activity with over 250 deals in the past month including e-commerce company Channel Intelligence being acquired by Google for $125M, VMware picking up storage optimizer Virsto Software for... Click here to read more
Today is the anniversary of Steve Jobs death, and its worth a visit to Apple.com to see the commemorative video there. How much more drab our world would be without his work, and how long delayed would be the progress he brought!
Steves encouragement and his unrestrained critique were important... Click here to read more
In August, I participated in Where is Everywhere, a market spotlight webcast from World Financial Symposiums, where I examined the significant consolidation in the overall geospatial and location-based space, highlighting ten key deals from the previous 80 days. Were seeing sellers from new... Click here to read more
Last month Apple declared a dividend and a buyback package, but its actually a positive indicator for tech M&A at all but the highest levels, since it takes several alternatives off the table.
First, clearly it removes the threat of its disbursing anytime soon any large special payout to... Click here to read more
Our Tech M&A webinar on Thursday spotlighted some transactions in the Financial Services sector. Here is an excerpt from the material with extension:
As a relatively relevant October Vertical Market deal we chose SASGAS, AKA Shanghai Advanced Software, which provides financial regulatory... Click here to read more
I attended Casual Connect, the Casual Games Conference, in Seattle last week. It was an exciting scene that certainly lived up to its name, as I saw plenty of old friends and met a lot of new folks doing some great work in this burgeoning market.
On the dev side, new technologies and core games... Click here to read more