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OpenText was founded in 1991 by academics looking to create a searchable online dictionary. Given this original raison d’etre, the organization’s growth in the years since has been remarkable. “We’ve made 61 acquisitions, deploying a total of more than $6 billion of capital,” explains Jon Burkhead, senior director of global treasury for OpenText. “We average two to three acquisitions per year.”

Meg Waters

Meg Waters is the editor in chief of Treasury & Risk. She is the former editor in chief of BPM Magazine and the former managing editor of Business Finance.

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