Merger Acquisition Articles
Expert Author: Toney Taylor
Often the success or failure of an M and A can be predicted well before the deal is done. Being aware of key factors that affect the success of a corporate merger will be beneficial in the long run. One of the smartest ways to make an M and A decision is to rely on the advice and expertise of professionals in the field. Proformative.com is a free, open and independent community of corporate finance, accounting, treasury and related professionals that offers a wealth of expert advice and information.
Expert Author: George Leong
During the last few years, investors in the U.S. have been actively investing and making significant returns in reverse-takeover stocks. Although reverse mergers have been in existence for decades, it has become increasingly common for a foreign private company to use this route to become a domestic issuer. It's easier and cheaper. In the case of Chinese reverse mergers, this often results in Chinese stocks with almost all of their operations in China, while their securities trade in the U.S.
Expert Author: Nick Mutt
The concept behind this combining is a fact that the value of shareholder is above than that of the sum of two companies alone. Merger and acquisition terms are used alternatively, but they have a slight difference in their meaning.
Expert Author: Joseph Meuse
The U.S. headlines assault our senses daily with earnings taking a hit, investors withholding capital, inflation rearing its ugly head, and seemingly endless volatility in the securities trading markets. How can businesses navigate the maze to seize opportunities in the current economic environment? What recourse do private enterprises have to attain public trading status while mitigating risk?
Expert Author: Adam J. Heist
The merger mania is back now even at a higher level than during the days of Michael Milliken and junk bond mania. Of course, a lot of investors got severely burned when large parts of the junk bond market crashed in the late 1980s. Now junk bonds are back. There is a chase for higher and higher bond yields and may the risks be damned.
Expert Author: Adam J. Heist
There is a wave of mergers and acquisitions hitting Europe and other places. The Leveraged Buyout (LBO) and Mergers and Acquisitions (M and A) frenzy seem to be back with a vengeance. According to Reuters in Dec 2006, equity firms held more than $300 billion, with the prospect of firms being bought out and even going private.
Expert Author: Phil Morettini
I was reading recently about the proposed merger between StorageTek and Sun. Two major technology companies, one making a comeback from bankruptcy and the other mired in a long slump, with several years of negative predictions about their business prospects. I don't have enough solid knowledge of the situation to decide whether it's a good idea from a strategic perspective or not. What I do know is that it probably will fail.
Expert Author: Warren Friton
In today's ever changing business environment Mergers and Acquisitions are playing an ever increasing role in shaping the landscape of corporate America. The interesting point here is that upwards of 70 per cent of these mergers fail to deliver on share holder expectations.
Expert Author: John J Reddish
Many employees are turning their daydream of being the boss into a reality in the form of a "leveraged buyout". Structuring a successful leveraged buyout can be demanding, and care in preparing the deal often makes the difference between great success and financial ruin. Following are 5 strategies to take to create a successful leveraged buyout.
Expert Author: Pete Arkwright
When you are looking at a company or business purchase, for a buyer the answer will usually be that it will be simpler quicker and more cost effective to buy the assets of a business rather than the shares itself. For the seller it will usually be more tax effective to sell the shares in the business. The reasons for this view are outlined below.