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Mergers and acquisitions and takeovers — oh my!

Disclosure: Most of the companies mentioned as merger examples are clients of the author.

There are generally three reasons to acquire another company: synergy between the companies that leads to a competitive advantage; the elimination of a competitor; and the acquisition of critical intellectual property. I’ve been thinking about this in the wake of Elon Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter this week. (It looks more like it’s an effort to buy the CEO job at Twitter, more than the company.)

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Source:: Computerworld