“Well, the partner is out of the country. So I don’t know if that means he’s a foreign investor, or what. I don’t know what to think. They’ve let me use their conference room, which tells me they are warming up to the idea, but I haven’t heard a peep from the other guy. Zilch.”
“Do you know his name yet?”
“Nope. Sorry, Uncle, but Randall let it slip that he was foreign,” he lied, consciously leaving Elle out of the equation. If John knew what he suspected, he would launch a full-scale background check on her, digging up who knows what and completely invading her privacy. John knew no boundaries, but Michael did, and information freely listed on the Internet was as far as he would go.
“So offer them a few thousand more. See what that does.”
“A few thousand? I don’t see how that will increase our bargaining power any. We’ve already offered them full current net worth as it is. I think we should offer them at least a hundred thousand more, based on their current contracts. Also, it seems that Randall wants an agreement that we will keep the current staff.”
John shrugged. “Maybe he wants a new car out of it. A golden parachute and all that. You know the type. We can discuss the final offer tomorrow at the office. As far as the staff, go ahead and agree to it. Write something up, but keep the wording vague and open to interpretation. When we sell them, it won’t matter anyway.”
Michael hated knowing John already had plans to sell Stone Mountain Partners for a profit almost immediately after the acquisition. All the kind negotiations regarding staff and benefits were purely for show. It felt so dirty, and they had done it many times before.
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