First things first, this is the definition of Acqui-Hiring from Wikipedia:
Acqui-hiring or Acq-hiring (a portmanteau of “acquisition” and “hiring”) or a talent acquisition is the process of acquiring a company to recruit its employees, without necessarily showing an interest in its products and services (or their continued operation).
Mexico: No acqui-hires whatsoever. Period. I don’t know a single major company in Mexico doing this, and this is something totally broken, wrong and sad. For any healthy startup ecosystem we need this and Mexico is far far away in this space.
Japan: I don’t hear about many acqui-hire deals in Japan, but I want to hear from Japanese experienced people about this issue.
I would love to red your comments about this particular issue, so folks from Japan and Mexico feel free to comment. Let’s discuss.