Markets

Corum is the leading provider of software and IT M&A services; our extensive domain expertise and knowledge of the vast, complex technology landscape is critical to our client companies’ success. Thus, we have defined a market taxonomy which we feel best segments the broad market as it relates to M&A. Differentiating between primary software markets and their related subsectors and the trends and nuances of the mergers and acquisitions occurring in them, is vital in understanding how your specific company fits into the broader marketplace, and helps to outline where your best exit opportunities may exist.  

We have broken down the entire software industry into the following six markets and their related subsectors. This breakdown allows for quick market identification so owners, founders, executives and other decision makers can assess where they fit in the overall scheme and quickly identify the related M&A activity, transactions and market insight which is most relevant to them.  

Corum understands that every company is different and not everyone will fit cleanly into any one market or subsector. Knowing this, we feel this taxonomy allows most every company to gain a good understanding of where they operate in the overall marketplace as well as the association with complementary sectors. 
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Horizontal Application Software

    Business Intelligence
    Human Resources
    SCM
    Marketing & Ad Tech
    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    CRM
    Horizontal Other
    

Vertical Application Software

    A/E/C 
    Energy & Environment
    Financial Services
    Government
    Healthcare
    Real Estate
    Automotive
    Vertical Other

CONSUMER Application Software

    Entertainment 
    Gaming
    Education

Infrastructure Software
    Network Management
    Storage & Hosting
    Security
    Endpoint
    IT Services Management
    Infrastructure Other
Internet

    Diversified Internet
    eCommerce
    Social Network
    Travel & Leisure

IT Services and BPO

    Developed
    Emerging

quotesThe Corum people were professional - smart, discerning, sharp, and experienced with a negotiating style that was clearly win-win. I'm glad Corum was on my side.quotes

John Zitzner
Bradley Company