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Mergers and Acquisitions

Satu Teerikangas, Richard J. Joseph and David Faulkner

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199601462
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743320 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0027
Mergers and Acquisitions

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This chapter provides a critical review of existing research on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and a set of dynamic syntheses of the M&A phenomenon. It begins with a disciplinary and methodological review of the study of M&A. It then proceeds to a set of dynamic syntheses, with the aim of capturing the essential dynamics, complexities, and many layers underlying M&A activity, in so doing portraying M&A through: the changing shape and drivers of M&A activity since the end of the 19th century, the ways in which M&A can differ from one another, and a contextual phase-based framework of M&A execution. In order to synthesize the existing understanding, the chapter ends by presenting a three-dimensional model linking the strategic, financial, and sociocultural dimensions of successful M&A management.

Keywords: M&A; finance; strategy; execution

Chapter.  10760 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services

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