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Whenever I read that companies acquire startups primarily for “talent” – I think to myself wouldn’t it be cheaper to simply hire away tha…
Answer by Nat Burgess: In theory it is cheaper to hire people individually. In practice, when the job market gets competitive as the economy improves (2000, 2007, 2013), large companies with specialized needs have no choice but to acquire teams … Continue reading
Drones vs Bras – battle of the headlines
This could be classified as a follow-up to my post on event analysis. Is the market efficient? Does the media raise awareness and knowledge among investors? Or is all the world but a stage, and the audience just players an … Continue reading
What is event study approach (related to M&A profitability measurement)?
Answer by Nat Burgess: The event study question is timely (December 2013) because we are in an M&A bubble, where acquisition announcements drive stock price – similar to in 2000 and 2007. Rather than analyze actual returns from M&A after … Continue reading
What are the pro’s and con’s of Microsoft acquisition of NOKIA?
Answer by Nat Burgess: The $7.2 billion identity crisis; should MSFT be a hardware company, a software company, or both? Selling software at 90%+ margins to drive low margin hardware created by third parties is the model that turned MSFT … Continue reading