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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.

October 2014

Orbital Sciences Shares Tank After Rocket Crash

By - October 29, 2014

Orbital Sciences suffered a major blow when its Antares rocket exploded just after launch. Should you sell the stock?

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The “Walking Dead” CEOs

By - October 20, 2014

Five prominent CEOs are limping into November after brutal swings. The days are numbered for these “walking dead” execs.

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