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Mergers...

A number of years ago there was a proposed merger between Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers. Rumor had it that the new company would be called Fairwell Honeychild.

There is a merger in the works involving Polygram Records, Warner Brothers, and Keebler. It will be called Poly-Warner-Cracker.

There has long been a rumor that W.R. Grace Co. was going to buy the Fuller Brush Co. and Mary Kay Cosmetics and then merge with the Hale Business Systems. This would result in the new mega-corporation Hale Mary Fuller Grace.

Don't forget the failed merger between Yahoo and Netscape: Net'n'Yahoo. It didn't work out because they were afraid they would have to relocate the headquarters to Tel Aviv.

Others in the works:

  • 3M and Goodyear: mmmGood
  • John Deere and Abitibi-Price: Deere Abi
  • Honeywell and Imasco and Home Oil: Honey, I'm Home
  • Denison Mines and Alliance and Metal Mining: Mine, All Mine
  • 3M and JC Penney and Canadian Opera Company: 3 Penney Opera
  • Grey Poupon and Dockers Pants: Poupon Pants
  • Knott's Berry Farm and National Organization of Women: Knott NOW
  • Crabtree Evelyn and Apple Computer: Crab Apple
  • Swissair and Cheseborough-Ponds: Swisscheese
  • FedEx and UPS: Fed-Up
  • Zippo Manufacturing and Audi and Dofasco and Dakota Mining: Zip Audi Do Da
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