The Difference Between Mergers and Acquisitions

Although the terms mergers and acquisitions are often interchangeable, they are very different concepts. In this article, we’ll talk about their main differences and how they can be used to describe the acquisition or merger of two companies. Primary Difference One of the main differences between the terms mergers and acquisitions is that the formerContinue reading The Difference Between Mergers and Acquisitions

A Refresher on Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are not always as simple as they seem. Even though both parties agree to complete the deal, they still have to ensure their interests are protected once the sale is completed. If you’re planning on selling or merging with another company, you might want to take a refresher on various mergers andContinue reading A Refresher on Mergers and Acquisitions

What Makes an Acquisition Successful?

Why do some companies acquire and then fail so many times? The answer is a crucial question in the current M&A climate. Since 2000, over 790,000 mergers and acquisitions worldwide have a combined value of over $55 trillion. In 2018, there were over 52,000 acquisitions that were worth over $4 trillion. Although there is no single magicContinue reading What Makes an Acquisition Successful?

When Is a Merger a Bad Idea?

Mergers can be very challenging for any business. Although a successful deal can benefit both parties, many factors must be considered before it can be concluded. These include cultural conflicts, customer impact, and the costs involved. Read on for some scenarios where a merger might be bad for your business. When It’s Not a GoodContinue reading When Is a Merger a Bad Idea?

How Sales Change During a Merger

Mergers create an environment where competitors can launch attacks. Your best salespeople will immediately get calls for interviews, and your customers will be courted. It’s an excellent strategy for competitors as the sales force is the one voice that can communicate the benefits of a merger. As the main link between customers and the newContinue reading How Sales Change During a Merger

Lessons from Failed Acquisitions

Mergers are a way of doing business that can provide a stable growth environment. Unfortunately, they can also cause financial loss and embarrassment. Many of these transactions fail despite the due diligence that companies must perform. As the number of mergers continues to increase, it’s essential to analyze what factors go wrong in a deal.Continue reading Lessons from Failed Acquisitions

Keeping Morale Up During a Merger

Keeping employees engaged is very important for a company to succeed, especially when it comes to a merger. In addition to working seamlessly together, having an engaged workforce can also help boost a company’s chances of succeeding. According to a survey conducted by the Gallup organization, businesses with highly engaged workers are more likely toContinue reading Keeping Morale Up During a Merger

Leading an Upcoming Acquisition

Despite the number of mergers that fail, we keep doing them because they are necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. The only way to accomplish this is by having a clear vision and a compelling integration process. A separate leader for the integration process helps minimize risk and accelerate progress. Here are some strategiesContinue reading Leading an Upcoming Acquisition

How Inflation Impacts M&As

Inflation is a top concern for investors as it can weaken the US dollar’s purchasing power and decrease its value. Since 2021, the US has experienced faster-than-predicted increases in inflation. Other central banks worldwide are also raising interest rates to combat this. Rising inflation and the increased risks associated with the supply chain also contributeContinue reading How Inflation Impacts M&As

How to Follow Trends Within M&As

Mergers and acquisitions can significantly impact stock prices and the markets. They also create new opportunities for investors. If you are an investor or a private equity professional, you must know the latest news about mergers and acquisitions. In this article, we will talk about the top news sites covering mergers and acquisitions. These areContinue reading How to Follow Trends Within M&As

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