Are High Tech Acquisitions Worthwhile?

from the of-course-they-are dept

I hate it when people trot out statistics that describe things in aggregate, but are useless for most individual cases. One of the most often used is about how most mergers and acquisitions are harmful to company value. On the aggregate, that may be true, but that doesn’t mean in individual cases deals can’t be helpful. Here’s an article looking at what some of the more successful dealmaking high tech companies do to make sure the deals add value. Of course, the answers are all fairly obvious. They have an overall business strategy. They make sure the acquisition fits with that strategy. They have a set process for bringing in the new company. Seems pretty straightforward, but probably a good reminder, since it seems so few companies actually follow such a deal strategy.

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