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Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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3/31/2015 | 8:15:21 AM
Re: M&A in IT domain
"From your experience tracking most of these companies I am sure you also realize that majority of these Transactions don't produce anything concrete for either Common Shareholders or for the company Employyes in General."

Asish, it again depends up on the T&C of M&A. In many cases employees have a chance to get absorbed with the new company having high reputation and better working culture with good packages including ESOP. There is no doubt that the promoters are ultimate winners, especially with start up companies.
Ashu001
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3/28/2015 | 1:53:11 PM
Its tough to find a truer statement to that...
Eric,

You start your Blog with the following lines-Apple has bought a start-up company that makes super quick database technology. The acquisition of FoundationDB points to Apple's desire to smooth out some of its software services, which have a knack for being flakey.

 

I have no doubt that you won't find a truer statement than that if one looks very far when it comes to discussing Apple's Software.

I personally also feel this has a lot to do with Apple's Emerging Market Push where most Consumers have Pre-paid as against Post-Paid Mobile Connections(which is the norm in the US,Japan and Europe today).


These consumers are extremely cost-conscious and want their services to consume as little data as they can(because they are paying for it directly).If this concept works well (to fruition) then Apple will make a lot of Developing market consumers very happy and satisfied(and enable them to win a massive march over Google's Android which is a major Data Hog if ever there was one).


 

 
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3/28/2015 | 1:43:25 PM
Re: M&A in IT domain
Gigi,

From your experience tracking most of these companies I am sure you also realize that majority of these Transactions don't produce anything concrete for either Common Shareholders or for the company Employyes in General.

The Only folks who really benefit are the Startup Owners as well as Senior Execs at the Acquiring Company(via fancy Bonuses).

Everyone else gets the short-end of the stick(so to speak).

I won't be surprised if the very samething happens here as well eventually.

Still the idea is good in theory.

Will they achieve in practice?That's a totally different story.

LOL!

 
Gigi3
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3/26/2015 | 3:01:33 AM
M&A in IT domain
"Apple confirmed the purchase but didn't say what it intends to do with the company. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," a company spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal. Earlier this month CEO Tim Cook said Apple has purchased 23 companies in the last 15 months. The bulk of these acquisitions were of small start-ups."

Eric, now a day's merger and acquisition are so common in industries; especially; with IT domain. One of the key reasons is their success story and domain proficiency with the startup companies. For big companies, they are acquiring a proven technology; which is ready to market or already in market. So for both parties it's like a win- win situation.


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