Strategic Buyer of the Year

MacFadyen, Ken
May 2009
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;5/4/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 18, p35
The article reports on the outstanding performance of 3M Co. in 2008, which won the Strategic Buyer of the Year award. The firm completed 18 separate acquisitions paying an aggregate of 1.39 billion U.S. dollars for all of them. According to vice president Mark Copman, the company is known as an innovation company that sees acquisitions as being complementary and adjunctive. A targeted approach was taken by the company in 2008.


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