Acquisition Indigestion

Acquisition Indigestion

1. A situation in which a company that has been bought out has difficulty integrating its corporate culture with that of the acquiring company.

2. A situation in which an acquiring company has difficulty profiting from an acquisition.
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The "breakaway sales initiatives" never broke away, and Safeway choked on acquisition indigestion at Dominick's, which it is divesting, as well as Genuardi's and Randalls.
Silber said StaffMark and other staffing companies got hit with a "triple whammy" about "15 months ago: staffing companies began to suffer from "acquisition indigestion," momentum investors bailed out of staffing stocks, and the IT industry crashed prior-to Y2K.
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