Summary Box: Big buyers of tech don’t necessarily benefit from industry acquisitionsBy AP
Monday, July 5, 2010
Summary Box: Tech buyers question takeover spree
CUSTOMERS CONCERNED: As tech companies get bigger, they say their acquisitions help corporate customers do one-stop shopping. Yet customers say they often get new headaches with the multibillion-dollar takeovers.
A REVERSE TREND?: A seminal study on 33 large U.S. corporations found they sold off many more acquisitions than they kept. There could eventually be a drive to split up tech companies that have grown too large.
COMPLEX DEALINGS: Deals in technology can be even riskier than average. Technology ages quickly and requires substantial investment to keep its edge.