Biggest Acquisition Failures Of All Time

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5 Biggest Acquisition Failures Of All Time

An ideal acquisition increases disparate strengths while fixing or eliminating weaknesses. When a major company joins forces with a target that fulfills a clear and unambiguous set of criteria, the whole should in theory be greater than the sum of its parts.

Some fusions of buyer and bought work beautifully, such as Exxon Mobil. Others end as badly. Here are a select few acquisitions that proved to be unsuccessful.
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