* CLIENTS BENEFIT FROM USING AN INTERMEDIARY such as a CPA/valuator to handle a merger or acquisition
. A valuator should know a client's industry thoroughly and have procedural training.
The highest hurdle facing a merger or acquisition
is successfully integrating two cultures -- for example, two ways of conducting business -- in a manner that protects the integrity of each entity while providing for a new place with new ideas and new opportunities.
For example, in a merger or acquisition
, engineering consultants often will exercise best professional judgment to assess a single best-case (for sellers) or worst-case (for buyers) outcome for individual sites.
The trade-off in a merger or acquisition
is how much risk a CEO is prepared to assume in closing a deal versus the risk of not getting a deal done.
The Department of Justice has informed the Board that a bank merger or acquisition
generally will not be challenged (in the absence of other factors indicating anticompetitive effects) unless the post-merger HHI is at least 1800 and the merger increases the HHI by more than 200 points.
After a merger or acquisition
, life settlements may recover value for company-owned life insurance policies.
Many of the unexpected and expensive complications surrounding employee benefit issues during a merger or acquisition
can easily be avoided with proper planning and preventative measures.
Consequently, problems with the resulting information set are often the norm after completion of a merger or acquisition
When researchers asked a survey group about the business aims behind their merger or acquisition
, only a fifth of the respondents cited "maximizing shareholder value" as a key consideration.
* IN CONSIDERING THE GLOBAL MARKET a company's location is not as important to federal regulators as how a merger or acquisition
will affect competition within the United States.
But in a merger or acquisition
, the traumas of change are enhanced by the meeting of two different corporate cultures and practices.
A method of alleviating this situation could be to structure a strategic merger or acquisition
with a non-PHC entity.