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Why a skilled attorney is valuable in company mergers

The Fed’s recent decision to hold off on raising interest rates will likely continue the fervent pace of mergers and acquisitions across a number of industries. After all, as long as money remains relatively inexpensive, and opportunities for businesses to protect themselves still remain, companies will continue to hedge their bets and seek partners to join up and targets to acquire.

When mergers and acquisitions involve the U.S. government

The federal government wants a say when two Nevada companies join forces or one business acquires another. The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission review mergers and acquisitions. The agencies' chief concerns are about the effects of these business dealings upon the public.

A primer on mergers

To succeed most businesses need to change and grow. These changes can take multiple forms depending on what type of business it is and the specific circumstances it finds that it is facing. In some situations the best way for a business to proceed is to merge with another one. This course of action can result in the generation of capital or a production savings. It can also lead to the businesses involved sharing information that makes competing in the market easier to do.

When a merger fails expenses can mount

In previous posts we have covered some of the benefits to businesses that are involved in an acquisition or merger. But what happens when a plan does not go through? Two food businesses could be facing this reality now and at least one of the businesses could take a big financial hit if the deal is not completed.

Mega-deal merger between Kraft and Heinz announced

The recent announcement of a merger between American food industry companies Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz, has received a lot of attention in the media. While perhaps best known for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Heinz ketchup respectively, both businesses own numerous other popular brands as well. The announcement of the merger is not a surprise since over the course of the past few years the plan has been being worked out.

Businesses decide to merge for a variety of reasons

In the life of a business there are often many twists and turns. This is true regardless of the nature of the business. In some cases a company will consider and possibly pursue a merge with another one. This action can be prompted by a variety of things. We will cover some of those reasons in this post.

Online travel businesses merge

As the internet has grown in popularity, people rely more and more upon it to accomplish tasks in their lives. This includes bypassing travel agents to plan trips using online websites. Two of the most used sites over the course of the last decade are Expedia and Orbitz. Recently these rivals sought to merge. News sources indicate that the two businesses recently reached an agreement on that deal. The deal is said to be worth $1.34 billion.

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