Business history is littered with colossally bad mergers that seemed brilliant at the time. So the insurer might benefit from avoiding the temptation to follow the current trend. Or it could get left in the dust.
Combining Indianapolis-based Finish Line Inc. and JD Sports Fashion from across the pond could create a firm within striding distance of the sports apparel industry's heavyweight, according to an analyst.
VeriCite Inc., a Fishers-based maker of plagiarism-detection software, is being acquired by Turnitin, a Silicon Valley-based leader in the plagiarism-detection industry. Turnitin officials said they will maintain and grow its local presence.