I was unhappy with a few elements of my role and looking into getting back into development. So, I have been looking for a new role. I secured an offer of a new job and accepted it, then handed in my resignation. Everything was set in this direction.
I was leaving because the company I work for is not a software company and I wanted to move in this direction for my career.
Now, two weeks after resigning, a part of my company was bought by a very large fruity company who are very much a software company. My position is included in this purchase - I am an in scope employee.
The new company is very interested in keeping me on as part of the purchased segment of my employer. This would give me many opportunities to progress software-wise. I serve many areas of the business, and the parts I dislike aren't being bought, just the parts which I develop software for.
My question is, do I mention any of this to my new employer? I will be getting an offer of a new job as a matter of course with the process of the purchase. It's all part of the Transfer of Employees from one organisation to the other.
I obviously did not initiate this process, but it does change the status quo as I will shortly have another offer of employment.
It would seem unprofessional to try to elicit a reaction but it's not like I went out of my way to get this job offer (I had nothing to do with the deal and everyone in my part of the business was quite surprised that we were being sold). And I'm only thinking about it because of the reputation of the purchasing company, and the fact it will be much more development based.