Jon joined Corum in 2010, originally out of their Seattle headquarters, and currently out of their Amsterdam office. He has close to 30 years experience serving high technology companies with the last 20 mainly in chief operating and chief executive roles. During this time Jon has become known for his ability to successfully integrate strategies and tactics into well executed operating plans, building strong teams and achieving excellent results. ...More
Most transactions include some form of employment, consulting or non-compete agreements for founders and other key executives. These are important for both buyers and sellers. The talents and knowledge of the selling CEO or senior executive can be critical to a successful integration. In an... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Senior Vice President on 20 October 2015
When you seem to be moving smoothly
through contract terms with a buyer, remember that nothing is a done deal yet. Shareholder approval thresholds can be an issue. Typically, the buyer will require that a specified percentage of the shareholders have signed off on the deal before closing.
You... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Senior Vice President on 1 September 2015
Each of Corum’s Top Technology Trends lead to more and freer flowing of data. While that creates opportunity, it also creates greater risks for breaches of confidential data and increased disruption of networks and systems. Analysts say 75% of the enterprise IT security budget is expected to be... Click here to read more
All of Corum’s 2015 Top 10 Tech Trends create more productive and collaborative work environments allowing for much freer flow of information. The challenge behind this is it creates huge risks for information breaches. While analysts say 75% of enterprises’ information security budgets are... Click here to read more
IT security has been a vital topic for a long time, but the huge increase of technological advancements and the easy exchange of information has resulted in a cascade of security-related events that have driven security to a new place of importance. This is impacting both consumers and the... Click here to read more
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the latest technology megatrend to watch. It is simply the global network of physical objects with embedded technology that sense and communicate their internal states to external environments.
These Connected Devices range from the more mature industrial... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Senior Vice President on 31 January 2014
Congratulations, you got an offer! So…now what? We’ve found that you need to be very careful about accepting a first offer, especially an unsolicited one, as it can simply be bottom fishing, a buyer looking for a bargain. So what should you do?
With our combined years of experience bringing... Click here to read more
Posted by Jon Scott, Senior Vice President on 15 January 2014
From my viewpoint in Amsterdam, European software M&A is hitting record levels. Corum has announced three transactions so far this year and several more are in the works. What’s driving this when the economy on this side of the pond is supposedly bad? One simple explanation is that the adoption... Click here to read more
We’ve seen a big pickup in activity in Europe since the beginning of the year, and Cisco continues to lead the trend in picking up small, innovative companies.
Cisco picked up a company we represented, SolveDirect, on March 25. SolveDirect is based out of Vienna, Austria, and they are a cloud... Click here to read more
Last week, World Financial Symposiums' “Growth & Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies” conference was held in London and celebrated its 10th anniversary. As Corum is the Platinum Sponsor, I was happy to chair the event.
This the only event I know of that brings together leaders from... Click here to read more