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That’s how we operate at Slyde Associates. We help clients to be bold —bold with ideas, bold with planning, and bold with actions.
We understand uncertainty (& humility). That’s why we’ve built an array of research, intelligence and decision support capabilities that mitigate business risk and help you to move forward with powerful confidence. At Slyde Associates we make your success our mission – a construct far too rare in today’s consulting domain.
Now, it's time to take notice of a few businesses that made bold & confident moves in 2021:
1.) Oracle Corporation acquires Cerner
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) acquired Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) in 2021 for approximately $28.3 billion in equity value. Oracle Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison explained in his investor address that Cerner - the leading provider of digital information systems for hospitals – is a serious strategic fit for his business: “Oracle and Cerner together have the capacity to transform healthcare delivery by providing medical professionals with better information. Information improvements will enable better treatment decisions resulting in better patient outcomes.” Ellison also states that the bold-move expands his company’s overall mission to include alleviating pressures placed on overworked medical staff. Mr. Ellison seems highly committed to lowering U.S. healthcare administrative burdens while improving patient outcomes.
2.) Kimco Realty Corporation merges with Weingarten Realty Investors
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM), a North American owner of grocery-anchored shopping centers, and Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI), a grocery-anchored shopping center owner merged in 2021. The two large retail + real estate entities were a great match because they had complementary portfolios. The combination of the two businesses creates a goliath within the industry. Greater scale in key growth markets bodes very well for the company moving forward.
In Closing: Not every business needs to embark on a major strategic development or acquire a competitor. Growth strategy can take many different forms. It is important to continually maintain/improve upon competitive business advantages if you hope to grow. Always keep an eye out and leverage data to discover your next great business opportunity.
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