Tech M&A Quarterly Examines Google Buying Spree

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Software mergers & acquisitions specialist Corum Group will hold a special Quarterly Tech M&A webcast on Thursday, October 7. Expert M&A advisors will present a 1-hour update on M&A market conditions for software, internet, IT, mobile and related technology companies, including a review of key transactions and valuations in Q3 and the trends for Q4, plus a special report on Google and its record buying streak – 23 companies in the last 9 months.

The Tech M&A Quarterly webinar is presented by global M&A firm Corum Group

For smaller companies approaching M&A, it's important to understand current market conditions and prospective buyers

Mergers and acquisitions firm Corum Group will present a special Quarterly Tech M&A market update webcast October 7. The expert report will profile 26 market segments, the latest valuation trends, and analysis examining Google's record number of acquisitions during the year so far. The webinar is intended for owners and C-level executives in software, IT, internet, mobile and related technology companies.

The webcast's first 20 minutes will include a market update and tech M&A presentation focused on six major markets: Horizontal Applications, Vertical Applications, Consumer Applications, Infrastructure, Internet and IT Services - segmented by valuations and 26 sectors. Five of Corum’s M&A advisors and research analysts from across the US and global markets will make individual presentations during the broadcast, including review and comment on developments during the "World Financial Symposiums" Growth and Exit Strategies conference being conducted in Seattle today.

This special Quarterly presentation is part of Corum's continuing series of Tech M&A Monthly webcasts. Prior sessions of this event have drawn over 3,000 registrants, ranging from corporate development personnel to individual entrepreneurs. It will be moderated by Corum Executive Vice President Mark Reed, and feature a market overview presentation by Corum President Nat Burgess, fresh from his recent live appearance on CNBC's "Closing Bell" television program.

"For smaller companies approaching M&A, it's important to understand current market conditions and prospective buyers," explained Corum Advisory Board Director Elon Gasper. The company points out that as industry leader, Google's bought businesses as diverse as Jambool (virtual economy), Instantiations (programming tools), and Picnik (graphics). The event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn from the experts just what it takes to sell to Google. "For example, last year attendees at our webinar learned that 90% of Google deals at that time appeared to target companies with 20 or fewer employees, for less than $20M," added Gasper. Corum's M&A advisors have prepared an in-depth presentation updating that and other potential take-aways, as the Corum team reviews the changes in the market, with particular emphasis on the impact of Google, and analysis of the likely changes in Q4 and 2011. Registration is at MergersAndAcquisitions.webex.com

About Corum Group
For over 25 years, Corum Group has been the global leader in mergers and acquisition services for privately held software, IT, internet, mobile and related technology companies worldwide. The firm has sold over 240 companies in 16 countries across six continents, generating over $6 billion of wealth. Corum Group presents its research as the leading provider of M&A services to entrepreneurial technology companies around the world, committed to the reality that technology crosses international borders. Corum's experience shows that finding the best buyer for a tech company requires global knowledge, global credibility, global relationships and a global search: today, over 60% of Corum’s transactions are across borders.

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