Friday, August 03, 2007

The Deal Blog: Want Google to Acquire You?

"Salman Ullah, head of corporate development at Google, explained today at AlwaysOn's Stanford Summit why acquisition negotiations usually fall through with the company.

Aside from a valuation gap that can't be bridged, or a lack of engineering talent, Ullah said Google will always walk if the company being looked at isn't completely honest about the state of their company. For example, Ullah said one company Google was recently talking to didn't disclose the fact that most of their code was written by engineers that were no longer there. Ullah said that if the company doesn't disclose things like that up front and then denies it when questioned by the company, Google will walk no matter how interesting the company is."

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