Getting procurement through M&A

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Mergers and Acquisitions are a fact of modern business life and most employees will experience a number of mergers or takeovers throughout their career. Often they will view such activity as a threat to their position within their current organisation. This need not be the case. The strategic drivers for a merger are varied, for example the acquiring organisation may …

Technology companies and HR management

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The world of HR solutions has undergone some dramatic changes in the past few months and more are on the way. Oracle Corp. purchased HR software company Taleo Corp. for $1.9 bn, SAP acquired employee performance management company SuccessFactors for $3.4bn and, most recently, IBM agreed to acquire Kenexa, a HR software manager, for $1.3bn. Why the rise in acquisitions? …

4C acquires logistics operations firm Key3 Partners New

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London, UK, 16 January, 2012 – Key3, the consulting firm specialising in logistics operations and logistics systems improvement, has been acquired by 4C Associates, the consulting and outsource firm specialising in cost and procurement transformation. Key3 have delivered many millions of pounds of savings to blue chip organisations and bring first class expertise in delivering change in logistics operations, through a rare …

Deutsche Post World Net

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December 2005 Deutsche Post World Net today completed the acquisition of U.K. logistics company Exel plc, becoming the global No. 1 in air freight, ocean freight and contract logistics. Just one month after Exel’s shareholders welcomed the offer, the company’s equity capital was transferred in its entirety to Deutsche Post World Net. The combination of the two companies creates a …