I am interviewing people for stories on how M&A played key roles in the success of many companies. From Microsoft need a system for IBM to Google/Facebook dominating ads by acquisitions.
GOOGLE / Alphabet
MICROSOFT – Day one acquisition (kinda):
Microsoft founder could not develop fast enough a system for IBM, so the acquired a company for its DOS software.
For this deal, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone called 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products, which it branded as MS-DOS, although IBM rebranded it to IBM PC DOS.
-DOS had a command structure and application programming interface that imitated that of Digital Research‘s CP/M operating system, which made it easy to port programs from the latter. The system was licensed and then purchased by Microsoft and developed further as MS-DOS and PC DOS. Source: https://www.msx.org/wiki/The_History_of_MSX-DOS
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Red Hook Capital Growth Capital and Red Hook Capital Mergers are the new two groups of Red Hook Capital.
RED HOOK CAPITAL GROWTH
Red Hook Capital Growth provide to private companies creative capital, structured for each investment opportunity. Our wealth of experience, industry expertise, deep operating skill sets and large global network of affiliated partners position us as a vital resource from which management can draw strategic, financial and operational guidance.
RHC invests in companies across a broad range of industries and geographies. Our goal is to help management teams build long-term value that benefits all stakeholders. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstances and generally seek to invest in established businesses requiring equity capital between $10 million and $1 billion.
Red Hook Capital maintains a broad acquisition profile focused on acquiring businesses with its equity partners that exhibit a certain set of characteristics:
> fragmented market
> recurring revenues
> loyal customers
> strategic complements to our portfolio
This acquisition profile enables us to identify opportunities for creating value in virtually any industry.
RED HOOK CAPTIAL MERGERS
Red Hook Capital Mergers offers exit strategies for our portfolio companies and other companies through its strategic partners. More to come on Red Hook Capital Mergers.
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