January 12, 2012 – Software and solutions vendors will open their fattening wallets wider for transactions in 2012, continuing the trend from last year and stretching to more on-demand providers, according to a market assessment Thursday from Corum Group.

Corum, a software transaction consultancy, forecasted about 3,800 deals across its 26 sectors in the software and services spaces for this year, up just more than 100 from the total for 2011. The value for those deals in 2012 is expected to jump 13 percent, to $250 billion, compared with last year, carried in part by the 62 percent increase in transactions that rank in the multimillion and billion-dollar range. There is also an anticipation of more deals for private providers, whose figures are not disclosed, as well as moves by private equity firms, says Corum Director of Research, Elon Gasper.

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