It is always a pleasure running conferences and getting out the message as to Corum’s best practice in Software and IT Service M&A, having completed over 225 sell-side mandates. However, during this week I and the attendees will particularly benefit from Ward’s considerable personal experience and US perspective. It will be a great week.
London, UK (Vocus) May 19, 2010
Ward Carter, Chairman of global Software M&A specialist firm Corum Group Ltd., will be visiting the UK and Ireland the week of May 24-28 to meet with software and technology entrepreneurs and investors. A veteran software industry and software M&A executive, Carter will bring his insights to venues in London, Edinburgh and Dublin. He will be accompanied by John Melotte, formerly of Kewill Systems and MTI Partners, who manages Corum’s UK practice. Software company executives interested in attending any of these three events can learn more at Corum's website, and can contact Corum or register there for the London or Edinburgh Software M&A Event.
“The UK and Ireland are important to Corum. We have recently negotiated the sale of UK companies to Microsoft and Autodesk, and will continue to focus on innovative companies in the region,” said Carter.
Corum has been active in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. However, Corum’s international perspective has become a critical asset to the company’s clients as deal flow has increasingly moved across borders. In fact, Corum’s research shows that approximately 60% of all tech M&A transactions are cross-border, a statistic that is reflected in Corum’s M&A transactions.
At their briefings, Carter and Melotte will cover many of the reasons behind this trend and strategies for harnessing it. Currency differentials, dissimilar paces of technology adoption in different markets, fluctuations in the IPO and capital markets, and labor cost arbitrage have all combined to drive buyers across borders for acquisitions.
John Melotte commented, “It is always a pleasure running conferences and getting out the message as to Corum’s best practice in Software and IT Service M&A, having completed over 225 sell-side mandates. However, during this week I and the attendees will particularly benefit from Ward’s considerable personal experience and US perspective. It will be a great week.”
Founded in 1985 in Seattle Washington, Corum has grown to be a worldwide force in software M&A. Opening initial European offices in the late 1990’s, Corum’s staff has since expanded to include dealmakers and M&A support facilities in Munich, London, Paris and Zurich. Corum has been very active historically in this market, and currently leads multiple engagements representing sellers in the area. Clients that Corum has represented include Demonware in Dublin, and Navisworks and iView in London. Corum has built significant expertise in navigating the challenges associated with managing these complex deals. And, with highly focused exposure to software companies and investors worldwide, Corum is uniquely qualified to conduct the type of global searches that are so essential to successfully connecting with buyers and completing a successful transaction.