The Atlanta Humane Society

The Atlanta Humane Society

By Horace Nalle

A unique institution among U.S. humane societies, the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) acts as both an adoption center and a full-service veterinary clinic. The organization also offers public services such as canine play yards for prospective animal adopters, dog training, and a range of owner educational programs. The experienced team of professionals at the AHS has a proven track record of assisting homeless, neglected, and abused animals throughout the region.

Founded in 1873, the Atlanta Humane Society stands as the oldest private charitable organization in the city. In addition to fighting for the ethical treatment of animals, the AHS also protected the essential rights of women and children during the years of its existence, before federal legislation safeguarded them.

About the Author:

A communications, pubic affairs, and legal professional with a long involvement in animal health, Horace Nalle works for the company that manufactures the flea, tick, and heartworm medication Frontline. In 2010, Mr. Nalle took on a volunteer position as Chair of the Atlanta Humane Society.

Horace Nalle: Common Reasons for Mergers and Acquisitions

According to Thomson Financial, Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances, more than 40,000 mergers and acquisitions were recorded worldwide in 2011. Horace Nalle, Head of Legal, Communications, and Public Affairs for Merial, a maker of flea and tick and other products for pets, has participated in a number of high-profile mergers and acquisitions throughout a career that spans 30 years. He recently shared his thoughts below on some of the common reasons why a company would want to merge with or acquire another company.

Ability to Learn New Capabilities: Some companies may acquire or merge with a competitor in order to adopt their core capabilities and business.

Diversification: When one company merges with or acquires a related business, this can create synergies throughout the organization. It can also reduce some of the competitive, economic, or technological risks that may be associated with a merger or acquisition.

Increased Opportunity for Greater Market Share: Larger firms are better able to negotiate deals, attain larger economies of scale, and expand their services and distribution network.

Horace Nalle earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University in 1978 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1982. He is a member of the Pennsylvania bar.