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    MNC will buy over any successful companies?

    around 20min and forward


    Why he say MNC will take over successful small companies?
    small companies can just don't sell themselves?

    don't understand this. can explain to me?

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    MCP,MCSA,MCSE,MCDBA,MSHIT bluecoral's Avatar
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    eh normally the big fish eat the small fish up de...
    they can dun sell but normally the price for the sale is way too tempting liao...
    look at Microsoft, HP, etc... they all buying over software company nia...
    they dun build up their rnd mah... most costly...
    moreover branding is another issue...
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    Some startup company are consider as low-profile but they are run by staff with high-driven personality, and they have a cutting edge innovation or flexible services that most establish can't have, probably due to different working culture and systematic. But most startup will definitely have cashflow problem and inability to compete against other competitors with strong backing.

    Most MNC will choose to buy over them to expand their services. Likewise, you will definitely proach talented staff to join your company right? GroupOn is an example.

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    When you are small and when you're not the major stockholder, you can't say crap when MNC convinced the major stockholders to sell the company.

    Furthermore, some small companies understand that their success is only temporary before competition comes, then small size can't fight. Might as well quit while ahead.

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    ST does that as well... he is just explaining textbook stuff.

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    Well, acquisitions in singapore don't hit the few hundred million to billion dollars like what we see in the US/Europe.

    YP tried to buy over my friend's exhibition co for SGD20 mil and the bosses didn't even bother with YP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple3 View Post
    Well, acquisitions in singapore don't hit the few hundred million to billion dollars like what we see in the US/Europe.

    YP tried to buy over my friend's exhibition co for SGD20 mil and the bosses didn't even bother with YP.
    local mentality is, ai pi ai chi ai tua liap nee mah, acquire the biggest boobs at the cheapest price is top priority.

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    It's in the American corporate culture for decades that they buy their way into profitability. They look out for companies that can prove to be profitable and buy them up although sometimes they also buy out companies that can become a threat in future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by moneygod View Post
    It's in the American corporate culture for decades that they buy their way into profitability. They look out for companies that can prove to be profitable and buy them up although sometimes they also buy out companies that can become a threat in future.
    eg, macromedia. adobe on a shopping spree long ago. threat + profit.

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    which means it is difficult for new startups with limited financial backing to grow big?
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    if fail to buy, they will sue and sue for anyting until u go broke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaos83_2000 View Post
    which means it is difficult for new startups with limited financial backing to grow big?
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    if fail to buy, they will sue and sue for anyting until u go broke?
    really depends... they can use bank as backups and pull off a big stunt and multiply. If all else fails, at most lugi to banks. some companies actually love being bought over by other companies cos you get a sum of money in your pocket, and you get paid with lesser risk, if all else fails, at most quit, go on a cooling period, then back into the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaos83_2000 View Post
    which means it is difficult for new startups with limited financial backing to grow big?
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    if fail to buy, they will sue and sue for anyting until u go broke?
    Depend on who is the financial backing. they cannot sue anyhow unless there a good reason lah, or it be a backfire strategy, laws is also existed to protect your business too.

    It is not difficult for new startup to grow at first, if they need to expand, they must know how to attract potential clients and when is the best time to market your vertical services or products, like iPhone and Flash app.

    Everyone like to think "start small, think big" will work for most of them, without the right people working for you even if you are friends, you are bound to failure. In fact, internal strife is a receipe for disaster.

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    Going off topic,i thought MNC stands for Monday Night Combat at first. =x

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    Yes that is the way to big money. Aussie friend sold his 4 year old tech services company to S* for 12m at age 25.

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