Mergers & Acquisitions

Why B2B Customers Are the Most Important Part of M&A

Story Highlights The integration process can distract B2B organizations from customers Customer insights increase the probability of revenue growth during M&A The new company often fails to communicate its new value proposition to customers B2B mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are unlikely to slow down in 2018. Deloitte estimates that M&A activity will accelerate in 2018, in part driven by new M&A technology and tools. Low economic growth also pushes B2B leaders to rely on M&A as a central part of…

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Pembroke Village, Hill schools could merge as soon as next year

Pembroke’s two elementary schools could merge as soon as next year if voters and the school board green-light a proposal to send K-1 students at Pembroke Village over to the Pembroke Hill school. “Hill is not only capable of being a K-4 building, but this merger could create inherent benefits for a variety of stakeholder groups, most importantly, the students,” Susie Griffith, Hill’s principal, told the school board on Monday. With declining enrollment across the district, and Village School badly…

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Sun Pharma completes Ranbaxy merger

Dilip Shanghvi. Reuters picture.A year after it acquir Dilip Shanghvi. Reuters picture. A year after it acquired New Delhi-based Ranbaxy Laboratories from Japan’s Daiichi Sankyo for close to $4 billion (around Rs 24,000 crore), Dilip Shanghvi-led Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has said that it has completed the merger of the two companies. The merged Sun Pharma, with total revenues of $4.5 billion (Rs 27,856 crore), will be the largest pharmaceutical firm in India and the fifth largest generics company in the…

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The M&A Formula: Proven tactics and tools to accelerate your business growth | Business & Finance | Applied Mathematics | Mathematics & Statistics | Subjects

Acknowledgments xi About the Authors xiii Introduction:The Opportunity, the Pain, and the Promise 1 Why Do M&A? WhatWill You Learn From This Book? Who IsThis Book For? WhyWas This BookWritten? HowWas This BookWritten? WhoWrote This Book? The Professors, the Case Insights, and the Research Insights Part I THEM&AFORMULA 29 1 What Is theM&A Formula? 31 Before the M&A Formula… Should You Build or Buy? Understanding Business Model-Driven M&A Success and Failure in M&A 2 Be BusinessModel Driven (Step 1):What Is…

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Synchronoss Welcomes Mary Clark as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President

Mobile industry veteran to lead product division while driving company’s marketing efforts Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) (the “Company” or “Synchronoss”), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products, has appointed Mary Clark as its new Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Product. Ms. Clark offers more than 25 years of mobile industry experience. She is a highly visible and well-respected industry thought leader, regularly speaking at major global industry events, on a wide range of…

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Foreign capital via M&A mostly flows to HCM City

Of the total value of share acquisitions and capital contributions by foreign investors in Vietnam at US$6.19 billion near the end of last year, HCMC accounted for nearly 60%. According to the Foreign Investment Agency, the total value picked up 45.1% against 2016 and came from more than 5,000 cases of capital contributions and buyouts from last year’s beginning to December 20. This pointed to the explosion of the merger and acquisition (M&A) market as forecast by experts and foreign…

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Why 2018 could be the year of Mergers & Acquisitions

One key factor commentators have missed while remarking on this is India emerging as an investment hotspot, leading to a spike in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). (Reuters) By-Mahesh Singhi    India leapfrogged 30 places in the recently-published Ease of Doing Business index brought out by the World Bank. This is a singular feat any country can aspire for. One key factor commentators have missed while remarking on this is India emerging as an investment hotspot, leading to a spike in…

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steady as energy shares rise,…

By Reuters Published: 11:05 EST, 9 January 2018 | Updated: 11:05 EST, 9 January 2018 TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was little changed on Tuesday as shares of energy and marijuana producers rose, balancing a dip in the materials group which was pressured by a drop in gold prices. * At 10:45 a.m. EST (15:45 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index rose 9.89 points, or 0.06 percent, to 16,327.54. * The energy group gained…

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Freedom Leaf, Inc. Completes 100% Acquisition of Spanish Hemp Producer, Green Market Europe S.L., Further Driving Revenue and Building Shareholder Value for (OTCQB: FRLF)

Our philosophy is to only acquire companies that will add significant Gross Revenue, Net Profit and Shareholder Value to FRLF LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freedom Leaf Inc. ® (OTCQB:FRLF), The Marijuana Legalization Company ®, is pleased to report that it has fully acquired 100% of Green Market Europe S.L. (GME), a Spanish producer of hemp products. Since the announcement of the acquisition, June 28th 2017, Freedom Leaf Inc. Officers have been diligently working to finalize the…

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US oilfield service firms dust off IPO plans as crude prices surge – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News

HOUSTON:  US oilfield service companies are gearing up for initial public offerings, according to regulatory filings and analysts, after several shelved equity sales last year during a weak period for oil prices. Oil is trading near its highest level since early 2015, fueling demand for service firms to bring new shale wells to production. Energy executives surveyed last month said they would increase drilling sharply at prices above US$60 a barrel. Crude oil recently traded at about US$61.50 a barrel.…

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Micro Focus warns revenue slide as shares tumble

Micro Focus has warned its full financial year revenue will drop between two to four per cent as it reveals a less than impressive first half results since completing the merger of HPE Software in September last year. Micro Focus, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom and publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange, inked the US$8.8 billion spin off and merger deal in September 2016. The software giant displayed 80 per cent growth in revenue to $1.2 billion…

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Micro Focus International PLC shares plunge as it warns on revenue after decline at HPE software unit

International PLC () delivered a sharp rise in half-year revenue in its first set of results to include the recently acquired software business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Revenue, including a two-month contribution of US$569.8mln from the HPE software unit, jumped 80.7% at constant currency to US$1.2bn in the six months to 31 October 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier. Excluding HPE software, however, revenue dropped 2.7% at constant currency to US$664.7mln, reflecting a weak performance in the…

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FRONTIER HOUSE SALE IN JEOPARDY

Village of Lewiston again considering fines By Joshua Maloni Managing Editor An agreement to purchase the Frontier House appears to have fallen through, and the Village of Lewiston’s most famous property is, once again, up for sale. Katerra Renovations (formerly Texas-based United Renovations) has not completed the transaction of the 194-year-old building and almost one acre of Center Street property from Hastings Lewiston following a due diligence period. Richard Hastings and his wife, Judy, and son, Alan Hastings, had agreed…

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As Alaska Air cuts costs, employee discontent grows and passenger loyalty is at risk

Amid a constant push for cost cutting, a challenging merger at Alaska Airlines and operational turmoil at Horizon Air, many Alaska Air pilots and cabin crew are deeply dissatisfied. Facing stiff competition from Delta, Alaska’s winning reputation for customer service is at risk. As 2017 ended, Alaska Air Group’s management scrambled to impress Wall Street by curtailing costs. Yet the focus on cost controls has left its own employees seriously disgruntled with management — and worried that the cost-cutting campaign…

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How to Invest in Travel Stocks

Worth an estimated $2.3 trillion last year, the global travel and tourism market is one of the biggest industries in the world. As standards of living around the world have improved and travel has become cheaper, the industry has steadily expanded as more people have money to spend on discretionary trips and tourism. Traveling internationally is much more affordable than it once was, and the number of international tourist arrivals more than doubled from 2005 to 2015 to 1.19 billion.…

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Is Penn National’s Acquisition of Pinnacle Too Risky? — The Motley Fool

Penn National Gaming‘s (NASDAQ:PENN) $2.8 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) would further cement the casino operator as the largest regional gaming player. By giving it a total of 41 casinos in 20 locations after four Pinnacle properties are sold to Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) to fend off expected antitrust concerns, Penn National will have around $5 billion in annual revenues. To put that in perspective, of all the domestic casino operators that derive most of their money from the U.S.…

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