Month: February 2016
Bonjour everyone! Pass the Dijon mustard! Congratulations to Airgas founder Peter McCausland for the recent sale of Airgas to the French company Air Liquide for $10.3 billion. Has there ever been a larger sale in the history of the welding industry? I doubt it. In my view, this created an enormous amount of value for Airgas shareholders, employees, vendors, customers, and our country by implementing a very significant strategy known as overcoming business fragmentation. I first read about this strategy at the Harvard Business School in a famous book titled Competitive Strategy by Professor Michael E. Porter. As I see it, is a great example of brilliantly implementing this very effective strategy in the real world. In Competitive Strategy, Porter describes four critical business advantages that I think are illustrated by this purchase. EXPERIENCE CURVE: Experience is everything. But it can take awhile to acquire. When two companies combine, you can accelerate down the experience curve.
Category: Medical Oxygen
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