Month: August 2014

3Com Execs Were Smart, But Not Smart Enough To Win

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3comThey’ve pinned down 10 deals–and a reputation as M&A champions–by buying technology and talent, not companies. Let Janice Roberts and John Boyle show you the ropes.

They don’t go by names like The Mortician or Macho Man. They don’t bellow threats. And they don’t fling themselves around the ropes. But don’t let that fool you. Janice Roberts and John Boyle are the industry’s championship tag team in the arena of mergers and acquisitions. Wearing 3Com’s corporate colors, they’ve pinned down 10 new companies in the past 18 months. Along the way, they’ve muscled 3Com into …