Thursday, February 26, 2004

Hostility and Takeovers

If you can't beat them, join buy them. That's the underlying philosophy behind a hostile takeover. Often, the strategy works, too. This allows folks to step into their competitor's contracts, and to sell off unused assets.

There are often personnel that can be let go, where duplication of job functions comes into play. How many Presidents do you need anyway?

Sometimes though, just as you think that you have your competitor where you want it, the Justice Department attempts to intervene. As in this Oracle Corp. attempt at rival Peoplesoft.

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