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Mergers and acquisitions happen just about every business day of the year. You may not hear about many of them, mainly because they are low key companies. But, having the inside scoop on the latest and greatest mergers and acquisitions can help you to keep your head above water as well. What are these and why are they so important anyway? If you are not sure what mergers and acquisitions are, let's talk for a moment about that.

The constant alphabet soup of business mergers throughout the world can be blinding to even the most savvy observer of the news. However, few people think of the impact of these mergers upon their lives until their employer merges with another. One of the most active merger markets in the world today is in the airline industry. Major "legacy" airlines are in various stages of financial flux, with many of them trying to find a competitive advantage over other airlines.

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.

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.
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"We tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in a day and underestimate what we can accomplish in a year." This is particularly true in the case of mergers or acquisitions. Recently, a company I founded, EMJ, was acquired by SYNNEX. Prior to that EMJ had acquired 12 other companies. The following is a list of lessons I have learned on how to do a successful merger.

Much has been written on how to combine the technology departments in mergers and acquisitions. This article serves to discuss the issues when companies break-up and joint IT must be separated. When companies grow through mergers and expansions into so many different businesses, there often comes a time that a particular subsidiary gets spun-off. As this new spin-off company begins to build its own organizational infrastructure, it typically leverages the IT of the parent for a period of time.

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.
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Commercial law is effectively the legislation that covers most transactions in the life of Joe Public, from the fine balance of a marriage contract to the more fundamental protection of intellectual property. Corporate law, on the other hand, is the exclusive domain of big businesses and concentrates on the intricacies of corporate governance, finance and the ongoing cycle of mergers, acquisitions and insolvencies.

There have been a lot of mergers and acquisitions in the mining industry lately and the consolidation is only going to increase with gold over $1,800 an ounce and silver over $40.00. The buying and selling of entire companies adds to the attractiveness of the mining sector, with the bonus of a potential takeover of one of your holdings at a premium price.

Ask any marketing executive and they will tell you that a company's name is golden. There are certain associations that people have with a name, one that invokes emotions - good or bad. Let's examine three case studies of branding involving companies that have merged and where the buyer kept the name of the company they bought or are considering purchasing.


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