BDO and Grant Thornton in Canada discuss merger

It was announced on Friday that the number five and six accounting firms in Canada, Grant Thornton LLP and BDO Dunwoody LLP, have entered into discussions on the possibility of merging. The firms are both members of their international networks, Grant Thornton International and BDO International. If merged, the combined firm would take the nameContinue reading “BDO and Grant Thornton in Canada discuss merger”

The Dell-Alienware deal, a few weeks later

Dell bought Alienware because they needed to get into the high-end market in a big way. They have given up on trying to crack the market with the Dell brand, which has never been cool and apparently never will be. Established in 1996 and based in Miami, Florida, Alienware has built their reputation as aContinue reading “The Dell-Alienware deal, a few weeks later”

Alcatel buying Lucent for $13.5 billion

The French telecom company Alcatel is buying Lucent in what is reported to be a $13.5 billion acquisition made to improve R&D capabilities in both organizations. Lucent’s CEO, Patricia Russo, doesn’t speak French but will become the new CEO of the Paris-based giant. I wonder how well that’s going to work out. It will beContinue reading “Alcatel buying Lucent for $13.5 billion”