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Posted: 3/6/2006 4:01:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:04:50 PM EDT
The whole AT&T thing is just bizarre...had to break everything up...they operate on their own for awhile...merge and merge and merge...now it's almost all owned by AT&T again.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:10:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:
....it throws me for a loop.

OK so ATT sells off their ATT Wireless division to Cingular. Which Bellsouth has a controlling interest in. ATT says they want to concetrate on landlines and broadband.

You follow me so far.

So in doing that they start looking for other acquisition to expand on WiFi, Broandband, DSL and phone footprint. So who do they decide to merge with........Bellsouth.

So guess what???

They will end up owning controlling interest in Cingular, thereby owning ATT Wireless again.

So you sell off ATT wireless. Buy it back with extras.

So a year from now I bet you they spin off Cingular.

I have come to the conclusion that todays merger become tomorrows spin off. Yesterdays spin offs will become today merger. Or is it the other way around.

Anyway just thought I'd post this for shits and giggles.



Odd.

Sounds like you are having one of those days. Sounds like managers chasing quartrly earnings and investment buzz and with no long term strategy. What else is new?

Say - your info thingy still says "TX" - I thought I remembered reading that you went back to California.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:55:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:01:50 PM EDT
mergers require lots of corporate lawyers. its all a conspiracy for the corporate law types to make big $$$.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:11:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:13:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
mergers require lots of corporate lawyers. its all a conspiracy for the corporate law types to make big $$$.



Sounds kinda like a Class-Action suit--No one makes money but the Attorny

I was in a Class-action Suit and all I got were these stupid Vouchers
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:17:47 PM EDT
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