Entertainment software entrepreneur Jim Perkins is directly responsible for publishing some of the industry’s biggest franchises, including Unreal, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Doom, Hunting Unlimited, and Driver. A well-known senior executive with a 22-year track record of publishing such bestselling hits, he founded and grew two highly successful software publishing companies (FormGen and ARUSH) from start-ups to multi-million dollar enterprises. Jim joined Corum Group with a specific focus on educating and helping prospective sellers maximize the value of their digital media companies....More
In the past, data science has focused on reducing costs, dropping unproductive business segments, promoting top performers and otherwise increasing efficiency. The companies that were using data science as a way to improve themselves are now turning it into other ways to make more money.
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In today’s highly competitive market, it is easy to envision a future in which a large competitor comes knocking on your door, aggressively pursuing an acquisition of your company. As we’ve said before, however, this never leads to an optimal outcome. The buyer that you think would make a perfect... Click here to read more
The science of software monetization is revolutionizing all disciplines of technology, and is driving record valuations in software M&A. The key to value is finding more and more information about how customers use your software, when they pay for it, and why they spend even more, then to... Click here to read more
Negotiating a deal for your company demands great attention and precision. One of the most effective negotiating ploys by buyers is serial negotiations. After an LOI is signed, some buyers present issues individually, and you as the seller are pushed to reach a solution on each one before moving on... Click here to read more
Gaming is dominated by China, a $24B market with more mobile gamers than the US population. Cash-rich Chinese companies facing a consolidated market are looking west for growth opportunities, frequently through M&A.
Cross-border transactions dot the recent landscape, some unusual. Leyou... Click here to read more
A new wave of Asian buyers, especially ones based in China, are hungry for technology acquisitions and investments. But what are they after, how do you reach them, and what are the ramifications of doing a deal overseas?
On April 28, I’ll be doing a webcast with SecureDocs Virtual Data Room, to... Click here to read more
Over 60% of all Corum's M&A transactions are cross border as many of your best buyers are not in North America. Depending on the size of the transaction, you may have the complexity of government approvals, both on the buyer and seller side. Among other issues, this could involve anti-trust,... Click here to read more
As we mentioned in our previous post in this series, signing the contract is an important step, but it’s not the final step. It is possible to sign the contract and never close the deal. You will need to avoid contingencies to close it. Most important, you will need to create an urgency on behalf... Click here to read more
Technology has taken Sports and Gaming to a tipping point in cultural importance with new gear, viewing devices, wearable devices, networked venues, and instant measurement, stats, context and commentary. Video game revenue has surpassed Hollywood box office receipts for years. Now sports dominate... 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.
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