Tag Archives: acquisitions

Will Canadian Tech Be As Hot in 2012?

As many Canadian shoppers head out the door to battle the crowds for Boxing Day deals (a strange and bizarre activity in my opinion!), it is interesting to look at back at how many Canadian high-tech companies were snapped up … Continue reading

When is the Right Time for a Startup to Sell?

When is the right time for a start-up to be acquired? It’s an interesting and complex question because, for one, a purchase offer is something many entrepreneurs dream about given getting rewarded for your entrepreneurial efforts is a very good … Continue reading

Why Multi-Billion Dollar Deals Are Rejected

The Web was abuzz last week amid news that Groupon apparently dismissed a $5.3-billion offer from Google. That’s an awful lot of cabbage for a two-year-old company that has taken the world by storm and, in the process, attracted a … Continue reading

How Focused Should Startups Be On Being Acquired?

I was talking to an entrepreneur recently who made an interesting comment about startups: They need to be focused on potential acquirers as much, if not more, than making sales. His thinking is that the end-game is being acquired so … Continue reading

Is There Anything Google Won’t Buy or Offer?

According to TechCrunch, Google is looking to buy Yelp for $500-million, a move that would boost Google’s presence in the local search and directory business. Maybe it’s just me but over the past few months, Google’s strategy to take over … Continue reading

$100 Million for Twitter. Now What?

According to the Wall St. Journal, Twitter could raise as much as $100 million from a group of seven investors that includes T. Rowe Price, Insight Venture Partners, Spark Capital and Institutional Venture Partners. It was originally thought Twitter was … Continue reading