Mergers and acquisitions

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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or united with other entities.[1]

History[change | change source]

A famous merger happened in 1708, between the East India Company and an erstwhile competitor to take control of the trade in India and its surrounding countries. In 1784, the Italian Monte dei Paschi and Monte Pio banks were merged together as the Monti Reuniti.[2] In 1821, the Hudson's Bay Company merged with it's competitor North West Company.

At present mergers and acquisitions between companies happen very commonly and there are separate private companies to help other companies enter into mergers like MergersCorp, BusinessBrokers and LinkBusiness.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stemler, Gregory; Welch, Shea; Johnson, Jeff; Mims, John; Davison, Brian. "Methods for Developing a Rigorous Pre-Deal M&A Strategy". Transaction Advisors. ISSN 2329-9134. (Subscription required.)
  2. "Banca MPS – English version". www.gruppomps.it. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  3. "MergersCorp M&A International". MergersCorp M&A International. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  4. "Business for Sale - Find Great Businesses for Sale at Business Broker Network - Buy or Sell a Business". www.businessbroker.net. Retrieved 2020-09-26.