Yesterday I learned that the company I work for, Homestead Technologies, got bought by Intuit for $170 Million. I started working here in January and wrote about how I feel about the company and our people. I still feel the same way.
It made me very happy to see good, nice people, like all the ones that work here at Homestead get rewarded for their efforts. Justin Kitch, the CEO, in particular sets a really interesting cultural tone for the company. For me it manifests in that I like everyone who works here and there are virtually no office politics (which I've NEVER encountered at other places I've worked, there's always some kind of politics). You can see what Justin wrote about the acquisition here in his blog post.
One thing that also appears positive is that there is a cultural fit between the two companies. The Intuit folks that I have met or know have a vibe that is congruent with the vibe of Homestead folks. The cultural fit is an often overlooked but critically important to the long term success and sustainability of the merger.
I think the acquisition by Intuit is a game changer for our company. I think their financial and operational muscle along with their proven, successful track record of attracting customers will be a boon for our company and ultimately be a win for everyone involved.