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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.

March 2014

The Dark Side of Facebook’s Latest Power Grab

By - March 29, 2014

Another week… another tech sector bombshell. As you know by now, Facebook (FB) has agreed to a $2-billion deal to buy Oculus VR – the company behind the highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. So you can imagine the…

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