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Mergers and acquisition valuation

Abstract

Corporate restructuring activities like M&A have great relevance in the global corporate arena. A merger is a combination of two companies into one larger company. Acquisition could be acquisition of control leading to takeover of a company. It could be acquisition of tangible assets, intangible assets, rights, and other kinds of obligations. An acquisition also known as a takeover is the buying of one company (the target) by the acquirer. An acquisition can be friendly or hostile. In a friendly takeover, the companies proceed through negotiations. In a hostile acquisition, the target firm’s management does not want to be acquired. In a hostile takeover, an outside group launches a hostile attack to ...

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