Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and Acquisitions

A term referring to any process by which two companies become one. In a merger, two companies integrate their operations, management, stock, and everything else, while, in an acquisition, one company buys another. Mergers and acquisitions may also refer to all legal, financial, and other issues involved before a merger or acquisition can take place.
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* 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.