Publisher Acquires Consulting Co?
Hildebrandt International, the legal consulting powerhouse, and the Thomson Corporation "announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Thomson will acquire Hildebrandt".
I may be way off the mark here, but isn't there something wrong with buying a Consulting company that potentially recommends your products? Kind of like buying a newspaper to integrate your products into various story lines? ... Oh ok, who am I kidding, you don't have to buy the company to do that - I mean, they were eating bucket loads of Doritos on Survivor...
I just hope their clients aren't expecting an unbiased third party opinion to help them make decisions. IMHO, Software Co's can acquire Publishers, and vice versa; but either acquiring a Consulting Co. screams conflict of interest.