"We were very impressed with Corum's ability to quickly understand who we are, what we do and how it all related to our industry. Because of this, we were able to narrow options down based on what made the best strategic sense despite some very challenging elements of complexity. "
EMC's Acquisition of Data Domain
Market Spotlight Report: "Bucking the Trend Secrets to a Successful Strategic Acquisition"
To fatigued investors, bankers and analysts, we offer this cure for the recession hangover: a multi-billion dollar return to EMC investors over the next 5 years, based solely on the success of the Data Domain acquisition.
Our view on the Data Domain transaction, based on our financial analysis and discussions with industry sources, concludes that the Data Domain acquisition is a runaway success that offers 3 important lessons for tech M&A. First, that the most successful acquisitions are either market-cycle agnostic or counter-cyclical; second, that they are driven by a highly focused investment thesis (which, not trivially, needs to be sound); and third, that execution and integration are the most important ingredients for success.