Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a general term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets. M&A can include a number of different transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, purchase of assets and management acquisitions. In all cases, two companies are involved. The term M&A also refers to the department at financial institutions that deals with mergers and acquisitions.

Merger In a merger, the boards of directors for two companies approve the combination and seek shareholders’ approval. After the merger, the acquired company ceases to exist and becomes part of the acquiring company. For example, in 2007 a merger deal occurred between Digital Computers and Compaq whereby Compaq absorbed Digital Computers.

Acquisition: In a simple acquisition, the acquiring company obtains the majority stake in the acquired firm, which does not change its name or legal structure. An example of this transaction is Manulife Financial Corporation’s 2004 acquisition of John Hancock Financial Services, where both companies preserved their names and organizational structures.

Europe probe into Apple acquisition of Shazam

The European Commission has opened an investigation into Apple’s proposed acquisition of music recognition applications maker Shazam, saying it is concerned “that the merger could reduce choice for users of music streaming services”. The deal would combine two big players who are active in complementary areas, the EC said in a statement. The community’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “The way people listen to music has changed significantly in recent years, with more and more Europeans using music streaming services.…

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Merger talks between NCEA, Upstate Colorado collapse – BizWest

Merger talks between Northern Colorado’s two economic-development agencies have collapsed, with both organizations pursuing competing visions for marketing the region. The Northern Colorado Economic Alliance, based in Loveland, has rebranded as One NoCo, “emphasizing its regional approach to economic development for the entire northern Colorado region,” the organization said in a press release Monday. “Our board has always believed we have needed one common voice, strategy and brand for the region and voted unanimously to move in this direction,” Andy…

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Apple-Shazam Merger Put On Hold Pending European Union Investigation

Global tech giant Apple hit a snag in its latest acquisition, with European antitrust regulators opening an investigation Monday into the company’s purchase of Shazam in December. A press release from the EU’s European Commission explained concerns about the consumer and ethical ramifications of Apple buying the song-identifying app. The commission is wary of the merger limiting the number of choice consumers have in streaming music. “The way people listen to music has changed significantly in recent years, with more and…

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Apple’s Shazam buy probed as EU targets music app’s data

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Apple’s takeover of music-identification service Shazam faces an extended European Union probe as antitrust regulators raised concerns that the iPhone maker could use the app’s data to lure customers to its own music service. The EU set a Sept. 4 deadline to investigate whether Apple might get unfair access to commercially sensitive information about users of rival music-streaming services. It will also check if Apple Music competitors would be harmed if Apple were to stop Shazam referring…

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MYRIAD GENETICS SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Myriad Genetics, Inc. – MYGN – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today

MYRIAD GENETICS SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Myriad Genetics, Inc. – MYGN – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for banking industry professionals · Monday, April 23, 2018 · 443,590,311 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source…

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One stock trading strategy outperforming, Goldman Sachs expects more

Given how choppy the US stock market has been this year, it’s proven difficult for traders to find a strategy that’s outperformed through thick and thin. But Goldman Sachs thinks it’s found an ace in the hole. As traders have stressed themselves out analyzing the winners and losers of such timely issues as a looming trade war and central bank tightening, Goldman is looking somewhere else entirely: the merger and acquisition (M&A) market. Most notably, the companies with the highest…

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Global semiconductor industry grows more than 20 per cent in 2017 on strong memory chip and NAND flash demand

The global semiconductor industry grew by 21.6 per cent in revenue terms last year due to strong demand for memory chips and NAND flash storage, according to analyst group Gartner.  Turnover exceeded $420 billion in 2017 – up from $345.9 billion in 2016 – and Samsung took top spot from Intel as the world’s largest semiconductor company by revenue, largely due to the spike in demand and prices for memory chips.  Indeed, according to Gartner, the memory chip market grew by…

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Global Natural Sweeteners Market Overview 2017-2026: ACH Food Companies Inc, SweetLeaf

Apr 23, 2018 (marketresearch.biz via COMTEX) — The report on the global Natural Sweeteners market is an insightful reference data for established players as well as new entrants in the Global Natural Sweeteners market. The data shown in the Natural Sweeteners report presents a review of the most updated trends observed in the Natural Sweeteners market. Moreover, the Natural Sweeteners report addresses the latest key events such as key developments and product launches and their impact on the Global Natural…

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Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD) Board Changes and Acquisitions Advisor Appointment

Board Changes and Acquisitions Advisor Appointment Sydney, April 23, 2018 AEST (ABN Newswire) – Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD) (Argent, or the Company) is pleased to report the following changes to the Board as the Company positions itself for the next phase of growth. Highlights: – Peter Wall has been appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chairman – significantly experienced commercial and corporate lawyer and director of ASX listed companies, who is focused on resources, equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions,…

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Tahoe Reports Labor Strike at La Arena Mine

VANCOUVER, April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Tahoe” or the “Company”) (THO) TAHO, -0.74% reports a labor strike at its La Arena mine in Peru, which started on Friday, April 20 at 5pm CT. The Company is currently in an active collective bargaining period with the La Arena Union which occurs annually. The Union represents approximately…

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Chilisin to benefit from added capacity and profitable acquisitions: analysts

Chilisin Electronics Corp (奇力新) should see revenue grow further this quarter, following capacity expansion and two resistor price hikes at Ralec Electronic Corp (旺詮), which it acquired in June last year, analysts said last week. The nation’s largest power inductor manufacturer should also see earnings increase significantly this year due to its gradual addition of high-margin minimolding choke capacity and the benefits derived from the completion its acquisition of Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics Co Ltd (美磊), Taiwan’s second-largest inductor maker, in the…

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Med-X, Inc. Completes Merger Acquisition Agreement Capturing Multiple Revenue Streams – News Press Release

Med-X, Inc. Completes Merger Acquisition Agreement Capturing Multiple Revenue Streams Med-XPosted on: 22 Apr 18 LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Med-X, Inc. (“Med-X”) and Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc. (“PSH”) today announced that they have completed the merger and acquisition agreement (“Agreement”) announced in December 2017.  Via the Agreement, Med-X, an ancillary cannabis company and a leader in cannabis media and the cultivation services arena, has combined with PSH, a global green pest control service and products company and…

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Uncle Sam’s Favorite BDCs (With 9% To 10% Yields)

Business development companies (BDCs) are the kings of yield right now, and it’s not even close. As I write, the average yield in the space is 9.5%, and more than half of all publicly traded BDCs boast a yield in the double digits. That’s thanks to a long drubbing among these companies – but for the first time in a while, things are starting to look up in this high-yield arena. And right now, I have my eye on three…

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United Bank expanding into Fairfield County

The Connecticut Department of Banking has approved United Bank’s application to open a branch office at 415-417 Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich. United’s first entry into the county took place in 2015, when it opened a commercial loan production office at 55 Green Farms Road in Westport. But the Greenwich location will be its first full-service branch here. “Fairfield County has incredible demographics,” explained CEO William H.W. Crawford IV. “Although there are obviously a lot of banks there, we feel there’s…

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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet

Two new studies from Europe have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population mirrors the discovery last October that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is…

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Europe’s fintech revolution shakes up investment and M&A activity — TMT Finance

    Tech M&A Forum 2018   LONDON – April 20, 2018 – PRLog — European fintech, payments and blockchain companies continue to light up the international stage, with high-profile fundraisings, sky-high valuations, and groundbreaking business models driving traditional market players to rethink their M&A strategies, says global telecom, media and tech news and events provider, TMT Finance. Chief executives from some of Europe’s largest and most pioneering fintech and payment companies and advisers, including Finastra (formerly Misys and D+H),…

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