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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 18. Acquisition

One of the fastest ways to grow a business is through the acquisition of other businesses. Your business will instantly have new products and/or services, new facilities and resources, new operations, and new customers. The integration of two businesses is never easy, though. Figuring out where gaps and duplications are and how to resolve them can be complex and time consuming.

There are other times when the intent of the shareholders of a business is to be acquired by another company. The intent of the founders of these sorts of businesses is usually to create a product that other companies would want to provide to their own customers, and then sell the business itself to one of these companies. The founders can create ...

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