TITLE

Tech Giants Bargain Hunting for Startups?

AUTHOR(S)
Medford, Cassimir
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Red Herring;1/5/2009, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of technology companies to start their search for innovative but undervalued startups at the Consumer Electronics Show, which opens in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 1, 2009. The decline in startup valuations could motivate technology firms, such as Cisco and IBM, to seek out bargains in the startup community. When they compare the cost of adding new products organically or acquiring a startup worried about the state of the economy, the latter could be more compelling. Startups must look at taking a combination of cash and stock with the hope that there is good upside in the stock as the economy rebounds.
ACCESSION #
36602846

 

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