Software M&A Webinar Archive

Tech M&A Monthly: 10 Tips for Postacquisition Success
December 13, 2018

What happens after you sell your company? Hopefully you go on to the life you’ve dreamed, whether retirement, travel, a new company or whatever goal you have. But what about your company—your customers, partners and, especially, employees? A failed integration and handoff to the new owners can kill your reputation and relationships, while a clear success story can open doors like nothing else. On December 13, Corum dealmakers will walk through 10 Tips for Postacquisition Success—what can you do, even before the deal closes, to help ensure that your employees are taken care of, your company is successful and your legacy is strong.

Tech M&A Monthly: Valuations for an Optimal Outcome
November 8, 2018

“How much is my company worth?” No magic formula can answer this question, but a valuation report is still a key component of the disciplined tech M&A process that will ultimately bring an optimal outcome. Thursday, November 8, as the world’s leading expert on tech company valuations, Corum Group will share best practices for developing, presenting and making the best use of a valuation to create the auction environment that will result in the best price and deal structure for your software or related technology company.

Tech M&A Monthly: Q3:2018 Tech M&A Report + Merger Myths & Misconceptions
October 11, 2018

 

Strong public markets and high demand for disruptive tech are continuing to drive high valuations for technology companies. Corum Group’s research team looked at the key deals, trends and valuations across all six tech sectors and 30 subsectors. What sectors are getting the highest valuations? What are acquirers after? How long will these good times continue? Corum’s senior dealmakers will also address six merger myths & misconceptions that might be keeping your company from taking advantage of today’s hot M&A market.

Tech M&A Monthly: What To Do When You Are Approached
September 13, 2018

In today’s competitive Tech M&A environment, more and more firms were being approached by potential acquirers. Here at Corum, we are seeing more and more companies coming to us after they have been approached, but only those who manage discussions properly will get a deal done. In this webinar, Corum’s global team of senior dealmakers will address the question, “What do I do when I've been approached?”, sharing 13 tips to turn that approach into an optimal outcome—and avoid the mistakes that can turn an approach into a disaster for your company.

 

Getting approached is a double edged sword - it means a buyer is interested, but it means they may also be interested in your competitors. We looked at the missteps sellers often make when they're first approached, best practices for dealing with that first inquiry, and the methods for leveraging a single buyer’s approach into an auction environment that will ultimately give you the maximum value and best structure.

 

Tech M&A Monthly: Best Practices for Definitive Agreements in Tech M&A
August 9, 2018

 

Selling a technology company is a complex process, but it all boils down into the final contract between the seller and the buyer. How do you ensure that the definitive agreement reflects your best interests and the value you have built in your company? On Thursday, August 9, Corum dealmakers will take a detailed look at the process that leads up to the final M&A contract, highlighting the key moments and the most dangerous pitfalls as the agreement comes together, with stories straight from Corum’s 30+ years of selling technology companies. This is the most important document of your company’s life – and possibly yours, as well – so take 30 minutes to understand how to do it right.

Tech M&A Monthly: 2018 Midyear Valuations, Deals & Trends Report
July 12, 2018

 

What does today’s combination of high valuations, turbulent public markets, disciplined buyers, disruptive technology and record megadeals mean for the value of your software company? What does the Tech M&A landscape look like as we head into the second half of 2018? How should technology company owners, investors and executives be thinking about M&A?

 

Join us July 12 for the Tech M&A Monthly Midyear Update, a detailed analysis of the key deals, trends and valuation metrics across all six technology sectors and 30 subsectors. Plus, an update on this year's Top 10 Disruptive Technology Trends—how have trends like AI Enablement, Smart Logistics and Connected Health driven deals this year? What’s next? What do these complex, interrelated trends mean for your company's future?  

Tech M&A Monthly: What Happens If You Don’t Sell?
June 14, 2018

Not every company sells right away—deals fall apart, valuations don’t meet expectations, or the market just isn’t ready. What do you do now? 80% of self-managed M&A efforts initially end in failure. However, if you’ve run the process right, this may be a golden opportunity to actually increase the value you finally get for your company. Join us June 14 at the Tech M&A Monthly webcast to hear from the experts who will share stories of companies who used initial M&A disappointment to build an even stronger company. You don’t want to miss their secrets on how you can help ensure that your M&A journey ends successfully.

Tech M&A Monthly: M&A Launch - 10 Tips to Ensure Success
May 17, 2018

Selling a technology company is a complex process. Where do you begin? The best place to start is with an intensive “launch meeting” with key stakeholders and the deal team from your advisor. During the May edition of Tech M&A Monthly, Corum Group draws back the curtain on their launch meeting process, built from the largest body of tech M&A in history. Who should be in the room? What needs to be covered? What should you leave out? How do you make sure to get the most value from this unique opportunity? Tune in Thursday, May 17, as Corum’s global team of senior dealmakers outlines the best way to kick off the most important transaction of your life.

Tech M&A Monthly: Q1 Report 2018 – Top Acquirer Profile
April 12, 2018

What happened in Tech M&A during the first quarter of 2018? How did tumultuous markets impact valuations? Are private equity deals still soaring? Who were the new buyers making waves? Listen in as Corum Group gives the most in-depth look available at Q1 of 2018 for mergers and acquisitions of software and related technology companies. We’ll look 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 comes with a special focus on what it all means for technology executives considering whether this is the right time to take their firms to market. Plus, we’ll hear directly from the COO of last year’s top acquirer, Constellation Software – what sets them apart?

Tech M&A Monthly: Seller's Panel
March 8, 2018

​Whether just considering the M&A process or actively preparing your company for sale, you want to understand the process from the perspective of those who have been there before. In Part 3 of Corum’s Annual Tech M&A Report, hear from an international panel of founders, CEOs and owners who recently sold their tech firms. What surprised them? What did they learn? What would they do differently? How did they ensure that they achieved an optimal outcome through the process?

Tech M&A Monthly: Private Equity Roundtable
February 8, 2018

Private Equity is increasingly coming to dominate tech M&A dealflow. Is your company on their radar? Join Part 2 of Corum’s Annual Tech M&A Report, as we examine the rise of Private Equity from a subset of value buyers to the dominant paradigm in the market today, and are joined by a panel of the world’s leading Private Equity firms. With mountains of cash to spend, aggressive deal teams and actively acquisitive portfolio companies, all technology company owners and executives should understand the role of Private Equity in today’s M&A landscape.

Tech M&A Monthly: Forecast 2018 - Global Tech M&A Report
January 18, 2018

Innovation is accelerating as we begin 2018. Companies across sectors are making acquisitions to keep up with the technological disruption rippling across all industries, driving high valuations and strong buyer demand. As you build out your strategic plans for the New Year, join the largest tech M&A event of the year, as Corum Group looks back at last year, and ahead to the year to come.

 

Join us for predictions about the M&A market for 2018, plus a scorecard from 2017; the new Top 10 Disruptive Technology Trends driving deals in 2018; deals, trends and valuations across all six technology sectors and 30 subsectors; and our annual Luminary panel featuring IBM, Salesforce and more. Don’t miss the premier event each year for software company owners and CEOs.

quotesAs far as the Corum people are concerned, you will find that every single one of them down to the secretary are extremely professional. They know how to deal on your behalf and they are great at negotiating. Ultimately they structured an excellent deal for us. I will say this, would I do another transaction with the Corum people? Absolutely.quotes

Rusty Russ
DTR Software International