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Pharmacy Benefits Manager SXC Acquires Catalyst Health Solutions in $4.4 Billion Deal

April 19, 2012
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The April 18 announcement, a merger with Catalyst Health Solutions Inc., outstripped that deal and would create a combined company that covers 25 million members nationwide.
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Updated: Oracle to Buy HR Software Firm Taleo for $1.9 Billion

February 9, 2012
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The deal signals more momentum for the cloud computing model, where customers rent applications over the Internet instead of paying for a software license and installing the programs on internal machines.
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Recruit Co. Lands Staffing Firm for $410 Million

January 4, 2012
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It marks the latest large-scale acquisition for Tokyo-based Recruit, and will result in Advantage Resourcing divesting most of its non-Japanese operations.
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IBM Announces Vendor Management System Acquisition

December 15, 2011
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The acquisition is part of the company's 'Smarter Commerce' initiative begun in March 2011 and aimed at helping companies respond to shifting customer buying patterns.
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The SAP-SuccessFactors Deal: Could the Tail Wag the Dog?

December 7, 2011
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My main question is whether SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard can be happy as a lieutenant as opposed to the commander-in-chief.
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Nothing Seems to Be Clicking

December 5, 2011
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Experts predict that the hiring drought, which has overtaken the U.S. employment landscape over the past few years, will continue in 2012 as companies are still cautious about the recovery.
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5 Questions for Greg Besio: Unlocking the Right Combination

November 4, 2011
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A corporate merger can be a challenging and exciting opportunity for a human resources leader, according to Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Aon Corp. Besio found plenty of challenges last year when Aon Corp. acquired Hewitt Associates. Besio recently spoke with Workforce Management senior writer Rita Pyrillis about the process in this excerpt.
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ADP Acquisition of RightThing Bolsters Position in HR Software

October 11, 2011
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Recent deals, rollout of new suite of products helping to bring the company out its traditional back-office operations.
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Aon Hewitt CEOs Discuss Future Plans for Firm

September 26, 2011
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One year ago, Aon Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of Hewitt Associates Inc., Aon's largest acquisition and the biggest deal ever involving a benefits consultant. The transaction, in which Aon merged its Aon Consulting unit with Hewitt Associates, brought together two firms with different strengths, with Hewitt more focused on the large employer market and Aon Consulting more focused on the middle market. Aon Hewitt Inc. is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, which was Hewitt's headquarters. Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of completing the transaction, Baljit Dail and Kristi Savacool, both CEOs of Aon Hewitt, discussed a variety of issues with Business Insurance Editor-at-Large Jerry Geisel.
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