I played Acquire with Chris, Chris, and Jeff.  It started out a little slow for me, but mid-game I was able to get a few really good mergers in my favor.  I barely beat out Chris on a few of them.  The biggest thing was that I was first, second, and second in the companies that survived.  From that I was able to come out on top by not quite 10k.  I took the strategy of getting second in a good number of mergers early on, since I wasn’t able to found.  Once I could found I made sure I had the majority share in that company.  I generally like to be involved in 4 of 7 companies and ignoring the rest.