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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

What are mergers and acquisitions?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) refer to the consolidation of companies or their assets. A merger happens when two companies combine to form a single entity, while an acquisition is when one company buys another company. M&As are strategic decisions taken by companies for growth, diversification, or enhancing their competitive position.

The process of M&A involves several steps such as valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approvals. While M&A can offer significant benefits like cost efficiencies, market expansion, and enhanced capabilities, they also come with risks including integration challenges, culture clashes, and potential regulatory issues. Therefore, it's crucial for companies to thoroughly analyze and manage the M&A process.

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