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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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.
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.
Herb and Jamaal" cartoonist Stephen Bentley agreed: "When these types of mergers happen, you hope they will benefit the cartoonists and columnists involved by opening new opportunities for them.
3) Importantly, the prime source of efficiency gains (and potential cost reductions) from these types of mergers would occur through achieving scale economies.
Each of these types of mergers can have different tax and legal consequences, and the acquirer and the seller must seek proper tax and legal advice from experts.
Gilmore began by delineating the two basic types of mergers and acquisitions: financial and strategic.
To facilitate merger and acquisition activity, the Japanese government will launch a study before the end of fiscal 2002 on the introduction of different types of mergers, such as triangular mergers and cash mergers, it said.
Some still think that these types of mergers can work.