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2013-11-16 »

Just saw some amusing slides from a company about their recent acquisition of a similarly-sized company and how it's a good move strategically.  Some of the justifications, translated into my own words:

  • We're bigger now! (bar chart)
  • Acquired company does enterprise and we don't!
  • Acquired company is in other markets that we're not! (pie charts)
  • Acquired company makes products that are different from ours, so now we can be a greater percentage of the total solution!
  • Acquired company has revenues and profits, which when added to ours, makes the total bigger! (line charts)

Summary: all of the above would also be true if a software company acquired a breakfast cereal company.

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