Our Approach to Software M&A

As software M&A specialists who have worked only with software and IT for nearly 30 years, we are the definitive authority - by design. We've built a business approach that constantly grows its valuable knowledgebase, extends its global reach, and sets the industry standard for its team quality.

Executing a successful software M&A transaction can be difficult and time consuming, requires a team to do properly. It's a full time job and requires a range of specialized skills—meanwhile, your attention must be focused on running your business. You can't afford to lose momentum and value while you pursue a partner. Further, the most successful M&A transactions are those where good planning and careful preparation are combined with proper positioning and thorough, professional execution from initial contact to final close. Corum follows a detailed, proven, highly successful tech M&A process that has netted clients over $7 billion in wealth.


Characteristics of a Corum engagement include:  

Our merger and acquisition process is proven and detailed. We have developed an engagement methodology and proprietary tools that help ensure the follow-up and follow-through necessary to be successful. These enable us to make the right contacts at the right time with the right decision-makers.

Our software M&A database is the industry's most extensive. With over 70,000 contacts and five million logged interactions in our database, our clients have access to a knowledgebase that no other M&A firm can match or replicate. Crucial to the process is the highly relevant information we have on decision makers, how to access them, their process, approaches, valuation methods, choice of structures, etc., that have been gained from our ongoing research, conferences, industry participation and client activity reports. This critical information has been gathered over the past three decades and is continually refreshed and refined.

Our searches are global, because the tech M&A market is global in scope and no one has Corum's reach. Our international offices, conferences, research and industry relationships give Corum a decided edge in achieving a successful outcome. 

Our experience is superior. Corum never assigns generalists or junior staff to help you. The M&A advisors managing client engagements are former technology CEOs who have sold their own companies. They are the most knowledgeable and best negotiators in the industry. They have seen and negotiated every conceivable transaction structure and have successfully averted the multitude of pitfalls that can, and do, kill deals. These senior dealmakers are backed by the researchers, writers, and valuators of the industry's top research team.

Contact us to learn more, or join us for one of our global software M&A conferences.

quotesThe Corum team was faced with a short window of opportunity, and deftly brought us to the table with the right contacts from several key players in our industry, creating a near auction environment that resulted in a very favorable outcome for SBT's shareholders. quotes

William Mills
SBT Accounting Systems