Many words have been spent over the years on bad M&A deals. I’ve been involved in a few of them… ugh.
The Linda/LinkedIn one strikes me as one that’s not bad at all. In fact, it’s really smart.
But what I liked even more about it was the work that both CEOs put into the acquisition to really explain it in clear terms. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner’s video presentation makes the point clearly as to why this is such a sensible acquisition.
Yes, it was expensive.
But it’s a pretty smart move.