The Alcatel-Lucent Merger – What went wrong?
• The original merger negotiations between Alcatel of France, a communications equipment maker based in Paris and Lucent Technologies, a U.S. telecommunications giant, took place in 2001.
• The original deal collapse on May 29, 2001, after the two companies could not agree on how much control Alcatel would have. Lucent's executives wanted the deal as a "merger of equals" rather than a takeover by Alcatel.
• In 2006, renewed