Increasing The Odds Of Success In A Merger
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Last year set a record for mergers and acquisitions, with more than 50,000 deals valued at more than $3.5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. I wonder how many of them will succeed? According to Harvard Business Review, between 70 and … Read More

Why are we seeing so many mergers and acquisitions in 2018?
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With Amazon, Walmart and CVS buying business acquisitions — are these mergers damaging competition? MPR news host, and Marketplace senior contributor, Chris Farrell looked at antitrust laws with Lina Khan, director of Legal Policy with the Open Markets Institute. Read … Read More

Selling Your Company? Watch Out For Valuations!
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Are you facing the prospect of selling your company, possibly one you founded? If you are a baby boomer and own a business, the answer is almost certainly yes, even if you don’t yet think so. But you want to … Read More

How major mergers are changing your favorite private brands
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What a difference a day makes. Or, in the case of Amazon and Whole Foods, what a difference a day can make for 365 Everyday Value. The popular Whole Foods brand is subject to a range of changes now that … Read More

Deloitte: A slow start for mergers & acquisitions in 2018
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Romania’s merger and acquisitions market has reached EUR 258 in the first quarter of 2018, a significantly lower amount compared to the same period of last year, according to an analysis by Deloitte Romania. However, considering transactions with undisclosed amounts, … Read More

Lofty valuations, volatile markets leave investors anxious
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The start of 2018 has seen markets flashing red, with investors questioning the stability of the market. February’s meltdown led to a significant market correction of over 10 per cent. Volatility has become just one of several fears, with the … Read More

Bundles of trouble in the AT&T–Time Warner merger?
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As the hearing on the Department of Justice’s challenge to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner grinds on, it is timely to revisit the remarkably similar New Zealand Commerce Commission case decided just over a year ago, when … Read More

The nightmare Sprint-T-Mobile merger could be back on
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Less than six months after Sprint and T-Mobile ended talks about merging the two wireless networks, the Wall Street Journal reports that the deal could be back on. The paper quotes “people familiar with the matter” as saying that Sprint … Read More

Overlooked Ethical Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions of Accounting Practices
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The current upward trend of CPA firm merger and acquisition activity shows no signs of slowing down. CPA firms and individual professionals must be aware of the ethical implications of such transactions and combinations. The authors identify eight common areas … Read More

Oil rallies as stock market rebounds
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday, supported by a rebound in the stock market as concerns of a trade war between the United States and China eased. Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose $1.25 to $68.36 a barrel, … Read More

Top 5 most interesting mergers and acquisitions of the past year
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The past 12 months have produced a seemingly endless string of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Over $3.5trn worth of deals were made worldwide, marking the fourth consecutive year the $3trn benchmark has been passed. As competition across multiple sectors heats … Read More

How Nonprofit Boards Can Start the Merger Conversation
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Ample data supports the need for nonprofit boards to consider inorganic growth—through mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic alliances—as they look to scale their organization’s impact on, say, college access, climate change mitigation, or obesity prevention. But figuring out how to … Read More

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