Mergers & Acquisitions

» Home » Υπηρεσίες για Επιχειρήσεις » Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are both aspects of strategic management, and or corporate finance dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies that can help a corporation grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, another child entity or by resorting to a joint venture.
M&A can be defined as a type of restructuring in that they result in a company reorganization with the aim to provide growth or positive value. Consolidation of an industry or sector occurs when widespread M&A activity concentrates the resources of many small companies into a few larger ones.
The distinction between a "merger" and an "acquisition" has become increasingly blurred in various respects (particularly in terms of the ultimate economic outcome), although it has not completely disappeared in all situations. From a legal point of view, a merger is a legal consolidation of two companies into one entity, whereas an acquisition occurs when one company takes over another and completely establishes itself as the new owner (in which case the target company still exists as an independent legal entity controlled by the acquirer). Either structure can result in the economic and financial consolidation of the two entities. In practice, a deal that is an acquisition for legal purposes may also be called a "merger of equals" if both CEOs agree that joining together is in the best interest of both of their companies, while when the deal is unfriendly (that is, when the target company does not want to be purchased) it is almost always regarded as an "acquisition".
We at Money Managers International have the trained professionals to help corporations and enterprises steer through this process conducting the necessary due diligence and ensuring your interests are protected an looked after.

Back to top

-              E-mail: © 2015 -
Back to top