High-Stakes, High-Tech Dating Game Continues -- Corum Group to present 2011 Mid-Year World Tech M&A Report

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Leading M&A firm Corum Group to present 2011 Mid-Year Report during monthly web series, with software entrepreneur panelists Terry Boyle of HauteLook and T.A. McCaan of Gist.com, and Nat Burgess, president of Corum Group, recently featured on CNBC's "Power Lunch."


Corum Group 2011 Mid-Year World Tech M&A Report

H1: 2001 was one of the busiest periods in Tech M&A in almost 10 years. More software and technology companies sold during this time period than during the entirety of 2010.

Corum Group, the international leader in software and technology merger and acquisition services, will present the 2011 World Tech M&A Mid-Year Report, on July 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. (NY Time), during its monthly webinar series “The Tech M&A Monthly.”

Corum’s 2011 Mid-Year Report will feature the Corum Index, a discussion on current trends and business valuations in the technology mergers and acquisitions sector, with information broken down into 6 market segments and 26 separate sub-categories. This allows executives from every field to see where their company is trending relative to valuations with up-to-the-moment statistics. The Corum Index is authored by an expert research team, who measure recent M&A activity against long-term trends, and offer insight on what to expect in coming months.

“H1: 2011 was one of the busiest periods in Tech M&A in almost 10 years. More software and technology companies sold during this time period than during the entirety of 2010,” says tech M&A veteran Nat Burgess, President of Corum Group, who was recently featured on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” program to provide M&A analysis and predictions during a segment called "The High-Tech Dating Game.” Nat explains: “Many are feeling pressure to go to market sooner rather than later because of it.”

This web event will be broadcast live on July 7, 2011, starting at 1 p.m. (NY time). Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. Two rebroadcasts for European and Asian audiences are scheduled for July 14, at 3:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (NY time).

The 2011 Mid-Year Report webinar will also include commentary from prominent tech & software company owners who sold in 2011, including:

  •     Terry Boyle, Chief Operating Officer of HauteLook, a premium online retailer that offers limited time, private sale events on top brands. Terry is a startup veteran with a track-record of leadership in consumer technology, having been Vice President of Operations and a founding member of the executive team at the wireless startup Helio, where Terry helped guide the company from launch, through growth of over $200M in revenue, to its eventual sale to Virgin Mobile. In February of this year, Nordstrom acquired HauteLook for a reported $180 million in stock and a three-year earn-out of up to $90 million.
  •     T.A. McCann, Chief Executive Officer of Gist. Gist provides the only full view of an individual's professional contacts by creating rich business profiles that include the news, status updates and work details. T.A. is an entrepreneur and former senior employee in Microsoft’s Exchange Server Group and was initially funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital. T.A. founded Gist in 2008, which was acquired by Research in Motion in February of this year.

“Attendees of the July webinar are going to get timely analysis of the major trends in Tech M&A, namely around Globalization, the Cloud, and Social Networking, including related financing trends and a potential bubble,” explains Dougan Milne, Vice President of Research. “Plus, we’re analyzing H1’s mega deals, stock market swings and IPO’s, which are helping point out the newly prominent role of cash-flush, international buyers.”

The web event will end with a Q&A session, including members of the seller's panel, so that attendees can get information directly from the source. Participants are welcome to send in their questions via Webex, as Corum researchers and deal makers will also participate, providing an opportunity for those hesitant about M&A to find out how to get started, and what trends to bet on. Questions that are not answered during the web event will be responded to via personal contact afterward.

Registration for the “2011 Mid-Year World Tech M&A Web Report” is free of charge, but space is limited. To register, visit http://www.corumgroup.com/webinar-signup.aspx

About Corum Group

With headquarters in Seattle and Zurich, Corum Group has completed more Tech M&A transactions than anyone other M&A firm globally. As a tech M&A leader, Corum sponsors more than 100 educational events for tech executives every year, and has hosted seminars on building value and tech M&A in 32 countries.

Corum Group has recorded hundreds of transactions and has helped generate billions of dollars in wealth. Corum’s primary deal-makers are all former software CEOs, and insure more smooth mergers and acquisitions processes than any other M&A adviser. From Silicon Valley to Boston to international deals across Europe and in Asia, all aspects of the merger and acquisition processes are within the scope of Corum's M&A services.


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