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Remember Stacker? Another Look at “Killer” Acquisitions in the Digital Economy

BY | May 26, 2020

Many acquisitions of startups by incumbents in the digital economy have resulted in a significant boost to marketplace recognition and interest in innovative, but frequently unknown and resource-constrained companies. However,…

Many acquisitions of startups by incumbents in the digital economy have resulted in a significant boost to marketplace recognition and interest in innovative, but frequently unknown and resource-constrained companies. However, some have argued that these acquisitions, far from accelerating the pace of innovation and the quality of products available to consumers, are instead “killer acquisitions” made to eliminate potential competitors. Whether these acquisitions enhance or prevent competiti

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