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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Delaware's appraisal statute triggers an absolute right to appraisal for only certain types of mergers, such as mergers involving cash consideration, short-form mergers, and interested transactions.
Taken together, we can tentatively conclude that deterrence takes place mainly in those industries where it matters most, and that this deterrence is desirable in terms of the types of mergers which are deterred.
No such increase in returns can be observed for other types of mergers. As we can see in Panel B, this result is robust to using Fama-French industries to characterize the companies in our sample.
consider the types of mergers for which stock-market and currency valuation differences appear to be important as merger motives: currency movements are significant factors affecting mergers mostly between country pairs that are in the same region.
In addition, the company is also currently in discussions with third parties who have expressed significant interest in participating in the company and the project on a basis which may include, but is not limited to, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, takeovers and other types of mergers or 'going private' transactions.
"Those types of mergers can create a thin disk," said Kravtsov.
Dranove and Lindrooth (5) studied two types of mergers: consolidations in which the two merging hospitals continued to operate with separate hospital licenses, compared to consolidations where the two merging institutions were managed under a single license (i.e., consolidated facilities).
There are three types of mergers provided for in JCL:
More specifically, I develop a theoretical model and suggest propositions regarding the differential impacts of different types of IT resources (automate, informate, transform) on post-merger firm performance in the context of different types of mergers (vertical, related horizontal, unrelated horizontal).
Glass-Steagall worked not by imposing a regulatory bureaucracy over banks, insurers and broker-dealers but rather by simply banning certain types of mergers and business dealings among them.
However, other types of mergers that occur as a result of the repercussions of the crisis on a particular sector or company, may be motivated by the re-evaluation of the collapsed institution, such as the merger of the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch; otherwise, the collapsed firms become 'up for grabs' for another rival company that is unaffected by the crisis.
THE COMPANIES (CROSS-BORDER MERGERS) REGULATIONS 2007 APPLIES to three types of mergers: