Software M&A Specialist Corum Group Counsels Entrepreneurs at Dallas Event

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At this educational event in Dallas scheduled for June 22, Jeff Brown, Vice President of global M&A advisory firm Corum Group, will meet with software and technology entrepreneurs and investors. According to Ward Carter, Chairman of the Corum Group, Mr. Brown will present the firm’s insights on M&A in the global technology sector.

Tech M&A Advisor, Corum Group Vice President Jeff Brown, will meet with executives June 22 in Dallas

It is always a pleasure running conferences and getting out the message of Corum’s best practice in Software and IT Services M&A, having completed over 225 sell-side mandates. During this Dallas event, attendees will particularly benefit from Jeff’s considerable personal experience as a former software company CEO himself and M&A advisor.

Jeff Brown, Vice President of global software mergers and acquisitions specialist firm Corum Group Ltd., will be visiting Dallas on June 22 to meet with software and technology entrepreneurs and investors. A veteran software industry executive and M&A advisor, Brown will bring both his own and the firm’s insights to this event at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. Mr. Brown manages Corum’s Gulf Coast area practice and leads the firm’s concentration focus in energy. Technology company executives interested in attending this event can learn more at Corum's website, can contact Corum or register here for this Software M&A event: (http://www.corumgroup.com/EventDetails.aspx?id=180) .

"Dallas, with its entrepreneurial population supporting concentrations in computer hardware and IT services, particularly offers horizontal expansion opportunities we can represent to software company buyers. We have been very active in Dallas and throughout Texas over the last decade. In fact, during 2009 alone, Corum led the sale of four software companies whose North American headquarters were in Texas. Each was an innovative, growing software company able to attract strong attention and first rate deals in a difficult economy, including our Dallas client Clearview Staffing whose SaaS-based automation solutions drove its successful acquisition, closing a few days before Christmas, less than 6 months ago. We will continue to focus on innovative companies, using educational events like the one in Dallas this month to help prepare technology entrepreneurs for M&A,” said Mr. Brown.

Corum’s international perspective has become a critical asset to the company’s Texas clients as deal composition has increasingly moved across international borders. In fact, Corum’s research shows that approximately 60% of all technology M&A transactions are cross-border, a statistic that is reflected in Corum’s own M&A transactions.

In the briefing, Mr. Brown 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.

Ward Carter, Chairman of the Corum Group commented, “It is always a pleasure running conferences and getting out the message of Corum’s best practice in Software and IT Services M&A, having completed over 225 sell-side mandates. During this Dallas event, attendees will particularly benefit from Jeff’s considerable personal experience as a former software company CEO himself and M&A advisor.”

Founded in 1985 in Seattle Washington, Corum has grown to be a worldwide force in software M&A, realizing over $6 billion of wealth for its clients in more thanover 2256 completed transactions spanning 6 continents. Operating from four offices in North America and 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 currently leads multiple engagements representing sellers around the globe. Corum has built significant expertise in navigating the challenges associated with managing complex, cross-border technology transactions. 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.

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