Stories by Jane Searle

Dial M for merger

Merging two previously fierce competitors is a recipe for friction. As chief executive Greg Roebuck says: "We used to try to beat these guys up, and now we're sitting next to them."
Growth by acquisition is a common way for small and medium-sized enterprises to gain clout and scale, but the potential for culture clash can be neglected as SMEs often lack the human-resource departments of large corporations.

Written by Jane Searle18 Dec. 07 22:00