Seattle, WA, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corum Group, the leading M&A advisory firm for software and related technology companies, will present its annual overview of the current technology mergers and acquisitions environment on Thursday, January 18, 2018, during an hour-long webcast. “Forecast 2018: Global Tech M&A Report” will include a luminary panel of industry experts, predictions for 2018, the updated Top 10 Disruptive Technology Trends presented each year by Corum, and an analysis of deals and valuation metrics across six technology sectors and 30 subsectors.

The webcast, the largest tech M&A event of the year, will bring together hundreds of software company owners, CEOs, investors and corporate development officers to hear thoughts on the year ahead from Corum’s global team of dealmakers, as well as the luminary panel which includes:

  • Peter Coffee, Salesforce, VP for Strategic Research
  • Henry Hu, IBM, Corporate Development
  • Ed Gardner, Descartes, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
  • Reese Jones, Silicon Valley Futurist & Singularity University Founder

In addition, the conference will include the unveiling of the new Top 10 Disruptive Technology Trends from Corum Group, built from Corum’s unique vantage point as the leading seller of technology companies and the leading tech M&A educator. Synthesized from thousands of buyer interactions, conversations with technology leaders at hundreds of live conferences each year, and ongoing work of Corum’s research team, the 10 Disruptive Trends, newly updated for 2018, provide a look at those key trends that will drive acquisitions of technology companies in the coming year.

Corum’s research team will also provide exclusive analysis of the current tech M&A environment. The research report includes a look at the Corum Index’s key deal metrics from 2017 plus valuation analysis across all 6 market sectors and 30 subsectors. Additionally, the research group will examine the year’s record number of “megadeals” with deal values of $1B or greater, as well as key transactions globally across the middle market.

Finally, the event will feature predictions from Corum’s global team, as well as a scorecard of the predictions made at the beginning of 2017.

Forecast 2018: Global Tech M&A Report,” held at 1 PM NY time on Thursday, January 18, 2018, is an opportunity for software company owners, CEOs, investors and corporate development officers to take stock of the key technological and M&A trends that will impact their strategic decision making in the year ahead. Interested parties may register for the webcast, or the January 15 rebroadcasts for the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, at

About Corum Group
Corum Group is the global leader in merger and acquisition services, specializing in serving sellers of software and information technology companies worldwide. With offices globally, Corum has completed over US $7 billion in software M&A transactions over the last 30 years, spanning six continents. Corum also educates the industry with its popular conferences and publishes the most widely distributed software M&A research. Corum's M&A advisors are highly experienced former tech CEOs, who are supported by the industry's leading researchers, writers and valuators. Corum also does much to educate the industry with its conferences and webinars and the industry's most widely distributed software and IT M&A research.