Wondering if anyone in this network has been a part of an acqui-hire (either as an acquirer or acquiree)? We are growing, and I am looking to solve a gap in my org. chart. I am considering various options, including acqui-hiring.

This strategy has been utilized in the tech world, and I am wondering how the valuation of an intangible (employees) vs. a CF or real-asset-based company would work? Also interested in the cultural and operational integration lessons.