Three Types of Acquisitions — Lessons from Microsoft and LinkedIn

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn is big and bold — and likely to…

How Divestments Create Value — The Case of Yahoo!

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Just as the M&A party appears to be winding down, the divestment…

The Strategy Behind the Deal — Questions About Dell-EMC

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | The news that Dell will acquire EMC is déjà vu all over…

Creating Joint Value

(Strategic Alliance Magazine) In Biopharma and many other industries, “Not Invented Here” is SO Last Century. Joint value is the…

From Rivals to Partners — IBM and Apple

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW |   The lynchpin of the new IBM-Apple alliance will be this simple…

Exit and Loyalty — Yahoo and Tumbler

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | As Yahoo goes through with its acquisition of Tumblr, CEO Marissa Mayer…

The False Security of Contracts — HP vs Oracle

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | Hewlett Packard and Oracle are embroiled in a marriage spat that would…

Microsoft and Yahoo: Too Little, Too Late, Too Hyped

By Ben Gomes-Casseres | Originally in HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW | It took over a year to for Microsoft and Yahoo to to…

Managing Co-Development Projects

Product Development Report (2003) Joint development of products and businesses is becoming common in many industries. Managers should apply the…