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Surviving Corporate Acquisitions

22.05.2010 No comments

There is the right way, the wrong way, and the new company’s way….

Just Merged

Many years ago, a company I worked for was purchased by another company and then that company was purchased by Honeywell a year later .  One of my new colleagues (from the acquiring company of a year previous) explained the three rules of an acquisition:

Rule 1: Don’t forget who bought who.

Rule 2: There is no such thing as a merger.  Refer to Rule 1.

Rule 3: Don’t forget rules 1 & 2.

I have been through numerous acquisitions since — from both the buying side and selling side — and these three rules have served me well

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