June 7, 2012

Must have been love…

It must have been love but it’s over now,                                                                         It must have been good but I lost it somehow

It must have been love but it’s over now,
From the moment we touched ’til the time had run out

This is the refrain from a song by Roxette in the soundtrack of the film Pretty Woman with the main characters played by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

And sometimes this is exactly what happens as companies are talking about an acquisition. In the beginning, there is a euphoria and high level of interest. Then something happens. It can even be a word said unconsciously. Or it might be a change in the upper management of the buyer. Or an up to date unknown aunt in another country leaves a big money to the seller’s family.

Just like with loves in social life, “business loves” might also end abruptly. Any medication, you ask? Exactly the same you take when social relationships break: The female business owners might change their hairstyles; the male ones might try to start a new hobby like scuba diving. :-)

To watch the music video of It Must Have Been Love you can click here.

The oldie of the week: Scorpions – Still Loving You (1984)

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