03.10.09 MERGERS and ACQUISTIONS video notes

03.10.09 MERGERS and ACQUISTIONS video notes - Wednesday...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 MERGERS and ACQUISTIONS (video notes ) 1. What is a merger? The joining together of two separate businesses into single business Acquisition: When one company assumes the ownership of another 2. List two reasons why a company might become involved in a merger or an acquisition: When a business wants to expand through markets share Mutual benefits for both businesses Profit 3. The success rate of mergers is 50% or lower. 4. The main cause of this failure is: Inadequate planning 5. The ACCC has the power to block a merger or acquisition if: it is likely to reduce competition 6. The ACCC was formed in 1995 7. Its purpose is to administer the trade practises Act and the prices surveillance Act. 8. The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade 9. When deciding whether or not to approve a merger or an acquisition, the following areas are examined by the ACCC: (a) Level of import completion in the market (b) Ease to enter market and competitors strength (c) Acquisition lead to increase in prices or profit margins
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This note was uploaded on 08/11/2009 for the course BUSINESS - taught by Professor - during the Summer '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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