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Mergers and Acquisitions

5 Questions for Luan Fox—Passive HR in Acquisitions

September 2, 2009
With mergers and acquisitions picking up as many potential buyers see good deals to be had, Luan Fox laments that HR at the acquired companies often is too passive. Instead of helping buyers understand their talent management programs and which talent they should keep, too often HR managers sit back and hope not to lose their own jobs. Fox recently spoke to Workforce Management New York bureau chief Jessica Marquez about her concerns.
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Aetna to Buy EAP Provider for $70 Million

August 5, 2009
Aetna Inc. is acquiring Lewisville, Texas-based Horizon Behavioral Services, a leading provider of employee assistance programs to midsize and large employers, for $70 million in cash.
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Hewlett-Packard Buys Up ExcellerateHRO

June 19, 2009
Other than signing an HR outsourcing deal with Nestle in 2006, the Bay Area technology giant doesn’t seem to be doing many extensive deals, experts say. According to AMR Research, HP has 13 payroll deals that include other HR administrative elements.
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InGenesis Lands Army Health Care Contracts

June 12, 2009
Texas firm will supply nurses, physicians and allied health care professionals to U.S. Army facilities in the Northern, Pacific, Southern and Western regions specified in the contracts. These areas include Army medical sites in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico and South Korea.
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