Wanting Out of a Partnership

Posted on April 27, 2014 in Strategic Alliances

Reports last week indicated that Siemens, the German conglomerate, was looking to end its partnership with Fujitsu Siemens Computer.  According to CNET News.com, the nine-year-old joint venture could be valued at between $3.12 billion and $4.65 billion.

 

With numbers like that, it’s crucial to have a clearly-defined exit strategy.

 

Especially without numbers like that, you need to have a clearly-defined exit strategy.  Both companies seemed to feel that the joint venture partnership no longer met their needs or squared with their business goals.  For any alliance looking at a long-term horizon, there are a host of reasons that you might need to get out.  Make sure you’ve thought yours through.

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