Company partnerships versus buy-outs

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I think I prefer the Olympus-Panasonic,
    KM-Sony thing to outright buy outs.
    How would you like to wake up one morning
    to read Nikon was now owned by Toshiba?
    RichA, Jul 19, 2005
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    Canongirly Guest

    Couldn't give a **** as long as long as what they make works .
    Canongirly, Jul 20, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    I agree, seriously Rich you are a tosser.

    Pete D, Jul 20, 2005
  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Doesn't SOUND like a Canon owner!
    RichA, Jul 20, 2005
  5. Or Rolls Royce owned by Volkswagon :(((
    Cockpit Colin, Jul 20, 2005
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    Canongirly Guest

    How the enthusists groaned in dissapproval when Ford bought Jaguar followed
    closely by their aquisition of Aston Martin...and now Jags are reliable and
    Astons are seriously diserable and Aston are again struggling to keep up
    with opposed to struggling to stay afloat as they had for the
    previous 40 years and through 10 owners.

    How other died in the wool types cringed when BMW bought Bentley (event
    though Bentley had been using BMW power plants for a number of years at
    that time) and now Bentley can't build em fast enough to keep up with demand

    So er.... Whatever!

    And yes I am a Canon user I just prefer the control layout on EOS cameras to
    Nikons. Both systems are great, I just get on with Canons a bit easier is
    Canongirly, Jul 20, 2005
  7. Am Wed, 20 Jul 2005 15:31:07 +1200 schrieb Cockpit Colin:
    RollsRoyce is BMW with big sale problems. Bentley is in fact Volkswagen
    with very good sales ;-)

    Times have changed.

    Andreas Buchner, Jul 20, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest

    That's a new one!

    I think you will find that the Rolls-Royce car brand is owned by BMW.

    All the Rolls-Royce technology, the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, the
    Rolls-Royce workforce and their expertise were purchased by the
    Volkswagen Group, together with the Bentley brand name.

    After completing the purchase, VW were astonished to discover that the
    Rolls-Royce brand name was not theirs. Apparently it had been
    acquired by BMW in the 1970s, and was merely licensed to Vickers, the
    owners of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley operation, until they sold the
    business to Volkswagen.

    BMW then set up a new factory in Sussex to make Rolls-Royce cars. The
    factory is about 200 miles from the original factory in Crewe. The
    BMW-based cars made their bear no resemblance to previous Rolls-Royce
    products - except for the same brand name.

    Bentley have gone from strength to strength under VW ownership, with
    the Crewe factory operating at full capacity. There is the prospect
    of some assembly of Bentley cars at the VW factory in Dresden, Germany
    to cope with the high demand.

    Meanwhile, the BMW Rolls-Royce operation has had disappointing sales.
    Tony Polson, Jul 20, 2005
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    george Guest

    You'll see MOST companies would rather partner than buy-out because nobody
    wants to assume another company's debt. In the case of a "buy-out", they'd
    rather just purchase the assets (that can include the company name) and
    avoid any liability.
    george, Jul 21, 2005
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