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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This section of my statement discusses in some detail the Board's policies and procedures for evaluating proposed bank mergers and acquisitions.
The internal auditors' role in bank mergers and acquisitions usually is associated with the due-diligence process.
Effects of Mergers on Bank Performance Federal Reserve System staff members have conducted several studies over many years on the effects of bank mergers and acquisitions. Some of these studies have focused on the effect of mergers on bank profits and prices, while others have looked at the potential for cost savings and efficiencies derived from mergers.
Despite a slowdown in mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 1989, buyers are still willing to pay premium prices for their takeovers, according to a study by American Appraisal Associates.