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Mergers and acquisitions game not for the faint of heart

A good acquisition is not an ice-cream, to be slowly consumed as a treat. It is an adopted baby and it needs the same attention as any baby

An acquisition will be the biggest (or one of the biggest) things you do in your business life - just as a marriage is in your domestic life. Time has to be invested to understand the acquired company's successes and corporate culture.

IN VIEW of today being Valentine's Day, this column will focus on mergers and acquisitions, as business acquisitions and romantic relationships have one important thing in common - both are to establish a partnership.

As anyone who has ever married knows, mergers are not for the...

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