Mergers and Acquistions

M&A plays a major role in the world of finance. This path is to accompany my class notes on the topic. Enjoy:

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    Mergers and acquisitions

    Mergers and acquisitions ( M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations or their operating units are transferred or combined. As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow, shrink, change the nature of their business or improve their competitive position.

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    What Everyone Should know about M&A from Forbes.

    A good article from Forbes. I HIGHLY recommend reading it (hint--much of my class will convey these points too).

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    What is the difference between a merger and an acquisition? | Investopedia

    A merger occurs when two separate entities combine forces to create a new, joint organization. An acquisition refers to the takeover of one entity by another. A new company does not emerge from an acquisition; rather, the smaller company is often consumed and ceases to exist, and its assets become part of the larger company.

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    Mergers and Acquisitions: Realizing the Value

    Mergers and acquisitions are a natural part of a business life cycle However, nearly two-thirds of all mergers fail because the organization is not prepared to understand the people, process and technology issues surrounding the merger. Learn how to make an acquisition successful and recognize the synergies of both organizations, and discover how IT can help the business recognize the value.

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    Valuation for Mergers and Acquistions: An Overview

    This chapter covers the principal reasons companies merge with or acquire one another, whether M&As create shareholder value, why acquirers pay a premium to take control of a target, the typical steps to follow when valuing a company, and the most frequently used valuation methods for assessing a company's value.

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    Alan Kleidon on valuation during acquisition process

    this is excellent

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    Riding the wave

    WHY mergers and acquisitions (M&A) come in waves is not fully understood. Companies' fortunes are affected by the economy's ebb and flow, but this does not seem enough to explain why merger activity crests and breaks so dramatically. Yet crest and break it does.

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    What drives merger waves?

    Look at all the waves!! Aggregate merger waves could be due to market timing or to clustering of industry shocks for which mergers facilitate change to the new environment. This study finds that economic, regulatory and technological shocks drive industry merger waves. Whether the shock leads to a wave of mergers, however, depends on whether there is sufficient overall capital liquidity.

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    MERGERS & ACQUISITION Waves (Dated--up to 2000)--Since then private Equity

    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS The Five Merger Waves Mergers have typically occurred in cyclical patterns: periods of intense merger activity have been followed by intervening periods of fewer mergers. Historians and M&A specialists have identified five merger waves in the history of theUnited States .

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    Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

    Want News about mergers, acquisitions and divestitures? This NY Times service is really good for it!

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