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“Change is good.” That's what the head of an acquiring company once told me and other employees of a business he was taking over. For all the spin about mergers and acquisitions being good for companies–the majority do not pan out except for the bankers who engineer the deals and then later often come in to disassemble the conglomerations. In the case of my company, change didn't feel good and turned out to be bad. Indeed the business failed and had to be sold off in parts with many people losing jobs along the way.

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