Off the point perhaps, but what do you actually bye when you bye a company. The customers, the people, the products, name and reputation or the cash, or any combination of that.
I remember a company buying a well working smaller company just to find out, a bit later, that there where no people left, all that was left was the liabilities and a empty office.
So who destroyed that company, the buyer or the guys who took the money and run.
I also met a funny lady from Nokia who complained Nokia did not bye Apple when it was possible,
and later become a big company.
And there where those at Ericsson who complained they did not bye Nokia when it was offered to them, and later become a big company.
But, but and but, life and business is more complicated than "if".