Mergers and acquisitions, in short, are the merger of two companies into one. The aim of bringing together two or more firms is to try to integrate – where the whole (new company) is greater than the sum of its parts (the two previously separate entities).
Mergers happen when two companies combine. Such transactions usually occur between two companies of roughly the same size that recognize the advantages of other offers in terms of increased sales, efficiencies, and capabilities. The term merger is often fairly friendly and mutually agreed and the two companies become equal partners in the new venture.
Acquisitions occur when a company buys another company and integrates it into its operations. Sometimes the purchase is friendly, and sometimes it is hostile, depending on whether the company acquired believes it is better off as an operating unit for a larger project.
The result of both operations is the same, but the relationship between the two companies differs depending on the occurrence of a merger or acquisition.
– Corporate Finance.
– Transaction Support.
– Transaction Tax/Restructuring.
– Legal Merge & Acquisition.