As I write the would-be marriage between Astra Zeneca and her older American suitor (Pfizer) is off.
In 2005, Rupert Murdoch, a veteran business mogul with a solid reputation in creating empires out of companies was so sure of social media’s future that he bought MySpace for a whopping $580m. He couldn’t be any more right… and wrong.
Nancy Vitug shares the lessons that she learnt when her small company was bought out by Microsoft.
Company acquisitions can have a devastating impact on information security and management, with the employees of acquired firms more preoccupied with the potential impact on their role than with the need to effectively integrate the information of both companies, according Iron Mountain research.
An M&A is a challenge for any business, so here’s how to avoid a transitional nightmare.
David Pollock folds his arms and adopts a stubborn pout. “I’m not so sure about this,” he said, glancing warily at our photographer. We’re trying to convince him to smash up a pile of mobile phones as part of the Real Business cover shoot but he’s not playing ball.