Breaking News…. Oracle buys Sun!? What’s wrong with this picture? What’s surprising is that a very large software company is buying a very large hardware company. You often see a hardware company buying a software company, but I can’t really think of a deal that’s gone the other way around. Certainly not at this level. […]
Is It Time to Sell Your Hardware or Software Company?
Cashing out–this is the point that most, if not all, technology entrepreneurs aspire to reach. They dream of their exit strategy: selling their company and laying on a beach somewhere; a colorful drink with the requisite tiny umbrella cooling in their hand. There are a few of you out there that have NO exit strategy […]
Strategic Acquisitions for Software and Technology Companies
Acquiring new products or whole companies is a popular activity for many growth and market-share oriented companies. Financial or strategic acquisitions – are they good ideas? As I say probably all too often–it depends. I get involved in company or product acquisitions frequently in my consulting practice and have made and integrated acquisitions myself from […]