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HipMojo #7 (2/3) – Why Merger & Acquisitions Fail

by CT Moore on September 27, 2011

Welcome to the second instalment of Episode #7 of the HipMojo (@hipmojo) show. The theme of this episode is merger and acquisitions (M&As), and in this clip, we take a look at why mergers fail.

Specifically, we take a look at what went wrong with the MySpace and TechCrunch acquisitions, but we also discuss in general four things that can prevent M&As from being successful. I think that both Ash and I agreed, though, that a disconnect between corporate cultures can doom an M&A before it’s even finalized.

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This week on the Affiliate Thing podcast, Shawn Collins and Lisa Picarille talked about Pubcon in Las Vegas, running a 5k in Yankee Stadium, and stats on holiday shopping from eMarketer.

Shawn Collins after the race

Also, TechCrunch doesn’t bother with attribution of sources, people should be using KnowEm, ShareASale has rolled out Pay Per Call, and Obama has never used Twitter. Read the full article →

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