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Friday Musings: Why Reese’s would approve of PROACTIS’ Acquisition of Perfect Commerce

July 7, 2017

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  By now you have already heard the news that UK-based PROACTIS is acquiring US-based Perfect Commerce. Besides providing further evidence that we are at the very beginning of a looming M&A upswing, it is also a sign that these companies have come to the realization that rather than attempting to penetrate new global markets […]

Oracle acquires SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

July 8, 2015

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The past 24 hours have been most interesting in terms of the continuing SciQuest saga. Specifically, Oracle’s reported interest in acquiring the troubled company. According to sources in the know, there have been high level discussions between the two organizations that have been ongoing for some time. Since I have not received an official response from either […]

The Impact Of An M&A On The Procurement Department

March 25, 2015

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This morning I read a post by Roz Usheroff regarding the just announced merger between Kraft and Heinz, and how an employee can both survive and thrive when an M&A occurs. Overall it was a great post, which provided practical insights and tips on what an employee should do when their company has either acquired […]

The M&A Dilemma: To buy or not to buy that is the question by Jon Hansen

February 13, 2015

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 In December I wrote a post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance based on my interview with IBM’s Pete Wharton. Wharton talked about the company’s “plan is to create an ecosystem of technology partners to extend IBM’s service capabilities to its customers.”   So here is the question; […]

IBMs acquisition of Emptoris: So there was a plan after all by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2014

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In my post yesterday regarding Oracle’s acquisition of Micros Systems I wrote the following: The only concern I have is whether or not Oracle will screw things up by seeking to assimilate Micros into its culture, as opposed to capitalizing on its core or indigenous strengths.  In its purchase of Emptoris, IBM recognized that company’s […]

Acquiring Market Share: Why the recent Proactis acquisition of EGS Group may be a cup half-empty transaction by Jon Hansen

January 15, 2014

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“The Proactis acquisition of EGS is set to provide access to the UK public sector. The joint customer list ranges from central government agencies and mid-sized companies in just about every industry sector, a variety of local governments, authorities and charities.” In a post I wrote this past September titled “BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition […]

BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers! By Jon Hansen

September 20, 2013

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In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), regarding the recent news that SciQuest had acquired CombineNet, and this morning I receive word from our newest sponsor Xchanging that they have acquired MarketMaker 4 (MM4), a […]

Are You Self-Motivated For Your Own Self-Improvement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 19, 2012

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According to an article on Manufacturing.net, the number of corporate mergers and acquisitions were up by about 16% from January through June of this year, compared to the same period from 2011. One of the driving forces behind mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is “synergy.”  What synergy means in this context is that two companies have […]

AMR Research’s Mickey North Rizza Interview Now Available On-Demand

June 10, 2009

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Effective enterprise-wide collaboration, a true understanding of the challenges you are trying to address as well as taking ownership relating to your organization’s services procurement strategy are just a few of the key areas that you as a client have to identify and address internally before you should even contemplate the viability of an individual […]