The Nature Of Mergers And Acquisitions


Merger refers to a friendly joining together of two organizations as in a corporate marriage, usually with the sanction of both firm's top strategic decision makers. Mergers are usually based on the core competencies of firms. For example, two companies with similar core competencies (e.g., in marketing) in marketing may merge to strengthen their overall competitive position. Alternative, two firms may merge to combine complementary core competencies. For example, a firm possesses a competency in its marketing may merge with a firm that has good brand name. The overall reason for a merger is to take advantage of benefits of synergy.

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