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.

NORTHWEST BANCORPORATION, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation of Merger

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: Do you own shares of Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC PINK: NBCT )? Did you purchase any of your shares prior to April 25, 2018? Do you think the proposed merger is fair? Do you want to discuss your rights? Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (“Northwest” or the “Company”) (OTC PINK: NBCT) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations…

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Sedgwick team to include Albert Poon following merger with Cunningham Lindsey

Albert Poon, most recently president of Cunningham Lindsey Canada, will remain a key part of the team following Sedgwick Claims Management Services’ recent acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, the president of the combined business operations in Canada told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Michael Holden was named president of Sedgwick-Cunningham Lindsey’s combined operations in Canada on April 18, two days after the merger was completed. Both Memphis, Tenn.-based Sedgwick and Tampa, Fla.-based Cunningham Lindsey have offices in Canada. Albert Poon was most recently…

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Take Two® | Take Two: Here’s what the KCET/PBS SoCal merger means for local viewers

About Take Two® Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m. Join Take Two each weekday at 9 AM where we’ll translate the day’s headlines for Southern California, making sense of the news and cultural events that people are talking about. Find us on 89.3 KPCC, hosted by A Martinez. KCET, the independent public television station serving the Los Angeles area, and PBS SoCal announced an agreement Wednesday morning to merge the two entities. It’s a momentous shift for the public media…

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LogistiCare Names Matthew Umscheid as Senior Vice President of Strategic Services – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today

LogistiCare Names Matthew Umscheid as Senior Vice President of Strategic Services – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for banking industry professionals · Wednesday, April 25, 2018 · 444,011,515 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source link

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Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers in merger of giants

Bengaluru/Mumbai — India’s Bharti Infratel has agreed to merge with Indus Towers, in a deal that creates the world’s No 2 telecom tower company with an estimated equity value of $14.6bn. Seeking to capitalise on rapid growth in smartphone usage, the transaction, which values Indus Towers at $10bn, will create an infrastructure giant with more than 163,000 towers, lagging only China Tower. Top Indian telecoms carrier Bharti Airtel, the majority owner of Bharti Infratel, would be the biggest shareholder in…

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Take Two® | Take Two: Here’s what the KCET/PBS merger means for Southern California viewers

About Take Two® Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m. Join Take Two each weekday at 9 AM where we’ll translate the day’s headlines for Southern California, making sense of the news and cultural events that people are talking about. Find us on 89.3 KPCC, hosted by A Martinez. KCET, the independent public television station serving the Los Angeles area, and PBS SoCal announced an agreement Wednesday morning to merge the two entities. It’s a momentous shift for the public media…

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Management Consulting Jobs, Strategy & IT Jobs, News & Career Information

Knowledge economy M&A activity was robust in 2017, with digital disruption driving demand and premium valuations for firms in a variety of hot spaces. 25-Apr-2018 April 25, 2018 Activity varied across the knowledge economy – management consulting was the top segment for deal flow, which grew by 5% over 2017 Hot areas for buyer demand include digital transformation consulting, robotics & artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics and healthcare consulting North America and Europe accounted for 85%…

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Japan drug giant Takeda tumbles as Shire recommends $64 bn offer

Some analysts say a takeover bid of this magnitude could put too much pressure on the finances of Takeda, whose logo is seen here Shares in Tokyo-listed Takeda tumbled Wednesday after it raised its offer for Irish pharmaceutical company Shire to £46 billion ($64 billion), which would represent the largest ever foreign takeover by a Japanese firm. London-listed Shire said it was “willing to recommend the revised proposal to Shire shareholders subject to satisfactory resolution of the other terms of…

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Material Adverse Change: Lessons from Failed M&As | Corporate Finance | Accounting | Subjects

Introduction: The Risks and Opportunities of Doing a Deal Chapter 1:  Why Bad Deals Happen A Practical Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions A Case Study:  RBS Buys ABN AMRO Motivations for Deals A Case Study:  Bank of America buys Merrill Lynch Using M&A to Divert Attention Using M&A to Grow Quickly Using M&A to Solve Problems Horizontal and Vertical Mergers Conclusion Chapter 2:  Buy or Build? A Case Study: Commerce Bank A Case Study: Metro Bank Is There Anything in…

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Need for technology will drive more M&A in 2018

Traditional retailers acquiring digital companies has become familiar news in 2018. For example, Nordstrom picked up MessageYes, Amazon bought Ring and Target acquired Shipt.  Accenture recently released research examining how technology is changing M&A, and the takeaway message was that mergers and acquisitions are primarily being guided by retailers’ strong need for next-generation technology. In fact, 46% of those retailers surveyed said the need for new technology triggers M&A, compared with 42% across all other industries.  After an M&A, 70%…

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Cloud, budget, M&A will shape the rest of 2018 — GovCloudInsider

Cloud, budget, M&A will shape the rest of 2018 By Nick Wakeman 04/24/2018 I recently sat down with Mark Amtower on his “Amtower Off Center” show on Federal News Radio to discuss the big trends in the government IT market. There have certainly been a lot of changes, and going on Amtower’s show forced me to focus. Too often I get caught up in the story of the day and don’t spend enough time thinking about the trends.…

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Synovus talks mergers, loans, expenses amid $100.6 million profit

The top executive of Synovus Financial Corp. said Tuesday that the bank still has an appetite for future mergers and acquisitions if the right player materializes, but only if it fits into the Columbus-based firm’s overall growth strategy. The regional bank also expects to see decent loan growth during the balance of 2018, although nothing near any double-digit projections that other bankholding firms may be forecasting for themselves. And the company will continue to keep an eye on expenses, even…

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McDermott loan slides as investors digest Subsea 7’s hostile bid

(LPC) – U.S. engineering firm McDermott’s US$2.26bn term loan fell in the secondary loan market on Tuesday after a US$2bn unsolicited bid from offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 threatened to break up McDermott’s agreed bid for onshore engineering firm Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I). McDermott’s term loan finances its planned acquisition of CB&I and will be repaid if the deal falls through. It was quoted at 99-99.5 on Tuesday, down from a 100-100.25 market on Friday before Subsea 7’s…

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BoG to issue guidelines on mergers, acquisitions

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has said it will soon issue a set of guidelines to facilitate the merging and acquisitions of banks in the country which cannot meet the new minimum capital requirement. The announcement by the Second Deputy Governor of  the Central Bank, Elsie Awadzi is coming months ahead of the deadline for banks to increase their capital base by some GH¢280 million. The central bank last year raised the minimum capital requirement to GH¢400 million, equivalent to…

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B. Riley FBR Hires Annamae Logan as a Managing Director of Municipal Trading – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today

B. Riley FBR Hires Annamae Logan as a Managing Director of Municipal Trading – Mergers & Acquisitions News Today – EIN News Trusted News Since 1995 A service for banking industry professionals · Tuesday, April 24, 2018 · 443,738,200 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools Press Releases Events & Conferences Source link

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EU plans ‘in-depth’ investigation into Apple’s acquisition of Shazam

The European Commission is to investigate Apple’s acquisition of music recognition app Shazam, struck in December 2017, over competition concerns.  Apple claimed that the $400 million deal for the London-based outfit was a “natural fit” with Apple Music and would help users discover new songs – which would naturally help Apple sell more music.  The European Commission, though, has opened what it describes as an “in-depth investigation” into the planned takeover because it is “concerned that the merger could reduce choice for…

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