Mergers

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Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.
Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up’ strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Two of the leading platforms for freelance work have signed an agreement to merge, furthering the advance of the freelance economy.
American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

American Airlines CEO: Fares Won't Rise if Demand Holds Steady

As US Airways and American Airlines merge to become the largest airline in the world, questions about further industry consolidation and changing standards remain.
Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

The $130 million deal brings together two providers of Internet-based phone services.
Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

Organizational psychologist Ben Dattner offers a playbook for leaders attempting to create a common culture after a merger.
How to Map Out an M&A Brand Strategy

How to Map Out an M&A Brand Strategy

Here's a three-step approach to keeping your brand story straight and your customers in your camp through a roll up.
How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

Considering an acquisition? Learn to minimize a potential blow to employees and maximize the value of existing talent.

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