Our New Home
At exactly 8:00 AM Eastern Time on December 12, 2012 (12-12-12), an official press release has been announced that NASDAQ OMX that has agreed to acquire Thomson Reuters’ IR, PR and Multimedia Solutions Services Unit worth $390 million — and I am part of it.
The news was first told that we were being sold in June 2012, and from then all it was for us were anxiety. However, with this breaking news, the mood at work has started to change and swayed towards a more positive 2013 ahead of us. NASDAQ OMX currently still does not have a Manila Operational Center hence we will be the first batch and that made me more excited!
Right now I’m having early separation anxiety with Thomson Reuters, where I had my first ever job after I got out of college; where I’ve built my career for 8 years, 1 month and 2 days to be exact from the announcement day. But I’m sure things will turn around once I’ve already settled with my new employer. According to reports, deal may be closed as early as the first quarter of 2013.
So goodbye Thomson Reuters and hello Nasdaq — our new home!