The Merger and Acquisition Market

The merger and acquisition market is among the most exciting and lucrative opportunities in the field of corporate finance. Although it’s not a strategy every company can pursue, for those that can succeed, M&A can create tremendous growth potential. M&A transactions are usually complex and require careful planning and execution in order to be successful. The M&A process begins with a preliminary assessment of the company. This can include high level discussions between buyers and sellers to assess how the companies could strategically fit together in terms of their values and what synergies could be created.

Once the initial evaluation has been completed, the company that is buying can make a preliminary offer to the company it wants to acquire. Based on the circumstances the offer can be made either through an outright acquisition or a tender offer. A company can acquire all the shares of a company in an outright acquisition. The company being targeted is not notified by its board of directors and management. It is usually completed at a higher price than what the shares were worth prior to being acquired.

A tender offer allows a publicly traded company to contact the shareholders of a publicly held company and offer to purchase their shares at a cost that is agreed on by both parties. This is a type of a hostile takeover and requires the approval by the shareholders of the company being targeted before it is able to be finalized.

The possibility of gaining the benefits of revenue and cost synergies by the merger of two businesses is a primary reason for companies looking to M&A. For instance when a car manufacturer buys a company that manufactures seat belts, they can realize economies of scale and reduce the cost per unit as production grows. M&A is also utilized by companies to gain access to technologies that would cost a lot or time-consuming to develop on their own.

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