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AstraZeneca to pay $440m for UK biotech business

AstraZeneca to pay $440m for UK biotech business | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical group makes acquisition in oncology group spun out of university
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Another example of a high-tech acquisition for AstraZeznca - interesting that the biotech firm is a university spin-off.

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Microsoft buys Nokia handset business for €5.4bn

Microsoft buys Nokia handset business for €5.4bn | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
Deal delivers Europe's last big handset maker into US ownership and moves Microsoft firmly into device-manufacturing business
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A major M&A in the high-tech industry - but does it mean wonderful future opportunities for innovation or is it the last gasp of two left-behind firms?

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Match Made in Hell: 7 Worst Tech Mergers and Acquisitions

Match Made in Hell: 7 Worst Tech Mergers and Acquisitions | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
We're all waiting to see if pending buyouts by AT&T (T-Mobile) and Microsoft (Skype) will succeed or fail, but many a tech deal over the past decade has been an epic fail.
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A timely reminder that it is not a good idea just because it involved technology...

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BERTRAND, Olivier

BERTRAND, Olivier | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
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We have our own in-house specialist on this subject at SKEMA! Olivier Bertrand has published extensively on innovation and M&A, particularly cross-border.

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How BlackBerry buyout could bear fruit

How BlackBerry buyout could bear fruit | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
The man billed as Canada's answer to Warren Buffet is preparing to take a gamble on technology industry basket case
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A stroke of genius or a rush of blood to the head?

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Managing change in biotech: mergers and acquisitions : Article : Nature Biotechnology

Nature Biotechnology journal featuring biotechnology articles and science research papers of commercial interest in pharmaceutical, medical, and environmental sciences.
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Very interesting article - although it is a few years old now - about the impact of a biotech merger. Some timely reminders about how difficult the change can be....

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Tech news and technology industry analysis - FT.com

Tech news and technology industry analysis - FT.com | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
The latest IT company and industry news with expert analysis from the Financial Times on FT.com
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This blog from the Financial Times enables you to follow technology happenings in real time - including M&As.

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Patent and Trademark Office | SKEMA CFM Research Methods | Scoop.it
Home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's main web site.
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All you ever wanted to know about patents but were afraid to ask....

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