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.
Don't go into a merger or acquisition unless it's part of a clear, well-thought-out, written strategic plan, warns Nicholas J.
Whether or not severance from service results from a merger or acquisition depends on the particular set of circumstances.
If the transaction is structured to avoid the same desk rule, the plan may be terminated and distributions may be made to the participants before the merger or acquisition occurs.
In addition, there may be a very substantial body of information related to the merger or acquisition itself, such as due diligence files, contract documentation, inventory lists, and much more.
Thus, if the consolidation's form was a merger or acquisition, the new organization inherits responsibility for the acquired organization's information assets, including whatever liabilities attach to them.