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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Rumors About Reynolds and Reynolds Being Sold To... Automotive Digital Marketing Professionals

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OK... Here is an idea that a little birdie shared with me on Tuesday, and which I am now going to run with based on my own insight and imagination: 
Imagine if the upper management team at Reynolds and Reynolds teamed up to approach all these various sources of private equity, financing and credit assistance to make a case for a management led "employee buyout" of the Reynolds and Reynolds Company of Dayton, Ohio.  

OK, maybe as a former loyal and fiercely proud Reynolds Associate, this is too much like one of those pipe dreams that employees often come up with, but it has happened before and consider this: With an ego and sense of self importance the size of King Kong on steroids, Ron Lamb is most likely NOT going to want to see his company purchased by outsiders who may not share his own grandiose perception of his leadership value as President of Reynolds and Reynolds...

Besides, Ron Lamb attended one of those East Coast Ivy League universities known for its skull and dagger secret societies and connections that benefit its student graduates for their entire lifetime.  I can definitely envision Ron Lamb putting some sort of deal together for a management led buyout that leverages all the financial resources that have been lined up as reported by Reuters.

Either that, or... Aaron Bickart buys Reynolds and puts it on his Unlimited Credit Line Amex card and rides into Dayton to blow Ron Lamb's ass right out of his cushy desk chair on Mahogany Row in Research Park!