Software M&A Webinar Archive

Tech M&A Monthly: Misconceptions Killing Deals Today
May 11, 2017

In today’s tech M&A market, it’s easy to find advice on how and when to sell a technology company. Unfortunately, a lot of it is wrong. And not simply wrong, but potentially damaging, both to your M&A prospects and potentially to your company’s future. In the May edition of Tech M&A Monthly, Corum’s global team of dealmakers will examine a multitude of misconceptions that can put your company’s value at risk, kill deals, and even destroy companies. Plus, news from the M&A trenches, plus key deals, trends and valuations from the last month. 

Tech M&A Monthly: Q1 Report 2017 – New Buyers and Valuations
April 13, 2017

How did the first quarter of 2017 go for Tech M&A? Did the megadeal mayhem of 2016 continue dominating deal flow? Were private equity deals still soaring? With the public markets hitting records, what did valuation metrics for technology companies look like? Who were the new buyers making waves? Listen in as Corum Group gave the most in-depth look available at Q1 of 2017 for mergers and acquisitions of software and related technology companies. We looked at the key deals, trends and valuations for all six technology sectors and 30 subsectors, with a special report on new buyer strategies. All of this came with a special focus on what it all means for technology executives considering whether this was the right time to take their firms to market.

Tech M&A Monthly: Seller's Panel
March 9, 2017

As the strongest market ever for sellers of technology companies continued, if you were at all considering the sale of your technology company, you didn't want to miss a unique opportunity to hear from fellow founders, owners and CEOs who recently sold. During our annual Seller’s Panel, we heard from international software executives and owners like you, who successfully navigated the M&A process and sold their companies to a global array of buyers. Learn how they did it, what they learned, what surprised them—and what you could do to increase your value.

Panelists include:

·         Dennis Gurock, co-founder of Gurock Software, acquired by Idera

·         Luc Pettett, Founder & CEO of Punters.com.au, acquired by News Corp

Tech M&A Monthly: Private Equity Roundtable
February 9, 2017

Private Equity had never been more active in tech M&A. The top financial tech acquirers were consistently making double the deals of the top strategics, a new generation of smaller, agile firms are doing deals of all sizes, while traditional, conservative PE firms finally caught on to technology and were spending billions. And with trillions in funds yet to be spent, they were outbidding strategic buyers, driving up valuations and changing the competitive landscape. Was your market on their radar? How could you get direct interest from Private Equity? What do you do when you’ve got it? What about from a portfolio company? Find out from our panel of leading global Private Equity firms.

Tech M&A Monthly: Forecast 2017 - Global Tech M&A Report
January 19, 2017

The pace of technological innovation had never been faster, and it forced tech and non-tech companies of all sizes to make acquisitions to keep up. Add to that the record levels of buyer cash, strong public markets and increasingly active and strategic Private Equity firms, and you have the recipe for a remarkable 2017.

 

To get all the tech M&A details for the year ahead and the year just past, listen in with hundreds of technology CEOs globally for the largest tech M&A event of the year – Forecast 2017, the Global Tech M&A Report. We looked at the Top 10 Disruptive Technology trends that will drive deals in 2017, gave 2017 predictions, surveyed how our 2016 predictions turned out, unveiled the annual Corum Index of Tech M&A, and took a look at valuation metrics across the six technology sectors and 30 subsectors. Finally, the highlight of the event was our annual Luminary panel featuring SAP, Salesforce and more. You don’t want to miss the premier event each year for software company owners and CEOs.

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