Mergers and Acquisitions Archive
Sometimes the fastest way to grow is to acquire a rival, or at least join forces. A timely acquisition can vastly expand a company’s resources and expertise. A buyout can also diversify a company’s business, providing access to a brand-new market.
Plus, when two small companies find themselves vulnerable to a dominant competitor, joining forces ends up leveling the playing field, which helps keep competition booming in the marketplace.
M&A activity can also be very profitable for investors. The stock of a buyout target shoots sky high as investors scoop up shares to take advantage of the offer’s premium. The stories below offer investors the chance to get in on the action.
The purpose of Silicon Valley couldn’t be more straightforward… Breed amazing and irresistible technologies that captivate the masses – and ultimately garner absurd public valuations. The latest example is text messaging service, WhatsApp, which Facebook (FB) is purchasing for a…
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