The Talent Hunt

Davis, Avram
August 2009
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;8/31/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 35, p22
The article focuses on the legal battle between IBM and Dell Inc. over David Johnson, the former mergers and acquisitions (M&A) chief for IBM poached by rival Dell. It explains how poaching a competitor's corporate development executive would benefit Dell. It relates the outlook of Al Farrell, a managing partner with Salovey & Associates, on the claims of IBM that the poaching of Johnson would enable Dell to take a look at the inside knowledge of IBM. It explores the impact of the issue on the role of corporate development officers in organizations.


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