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We have been learning about the companies coming together and companies taking over existing companies to expand their business in all industries: tech, aviation, transportation, banking, auto, communication and so on.
Generally speaking, there are many reasons why mergers and acquisitions happen: to acquire talent and clients, to shut down a rising competitor, to gain access and ownership to licenses, equipment, technologies, etc, and at the very least, it is great fodder for the media.
During the firsts 9 months of 2015, companies announced no less than $3.4 trillion worth of mergers and acquisitions around the world. While by year-end 2016, predictions ... (read more)