Corum Group Expands Its Global M&A Business to Canada

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20 /CNW/ -- Corum Group Ltd., the world's largest
provider of M&A services to software and information technology companies,
announces their increased presence in Canada with the appointment of Bruce
Lazenby as Corum regional director, Canada.
    "Canada is a hotbed for software and technology companies that are eager
to grow and expand beyond the Canadian market, and with Corum's world-wide
reach, we provide Canadian companies with growth potential beyond the
capabilities of traditional organic growth," says Ward Carter, president,
Corum. "With this market opportunity in mind, we are very pleased to announce
that Bruce Lazenby has been appointed regional director of Canada."
    Lazenby, a former successful software CEO, is highly engaged in the
Canadian technology market.  Currently, he chairs the Ottawa Software Cluster
and was the winner of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance's "Private
Sector Leadership" award in 2005, amongst other distinctions.
    "I have known Corum for years and have always respected the immense value
they bring to software CEOs," said Lazenby, regional director, Corum. "I am
delighted to join such a respected and effective team."
    As global M&A activity continues to rise, Canada is poised to be a
dynamic player in both consolidation and innovation going forward. Both buyers
and sellers have contributed to a more than 100 percent increase in deal
volumes over the past few years.
    "Corum has a truly global view of software companies and can position
Canadian companies for success better than any company in the world," added
Lazenby. "I am very eager to engage with great Canadian software and
technology companies to help them achieve their M&A goals."
    About Corum Group
    Corum Group Ltd. is the global leader in merger and acquisition services,
specializing in serving software and information technology companies
worldwide. With 12 offices globally, Corum has completed over US $6 billion in
transactions in 15 countries in its over 20-year history, and publishes the
industry's most widely distributed M&A research. Corum's principals are highly
experienced former tech CEOs, who are supported by the industry's leading
researchers, writers and valuators. The company has spent more than US $20
million to build the world's largest buyer database to help ensure
unparalleled success in client engagements. For additional information, visit

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