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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.

August 2014

How Your Home Will Get Smarter – And Cooler!

By - August 21, 2014

This company’s “smart” technology for the home puts it at the heart of the rapidly growing Internet of Things mega trend.

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Two Smart Grid Takeover Targets

By - August 18, 2014

To find a good takeover target, look for a company with lots of patents, such as these two firms in the smart grid sector.

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Cutting-Edge Technology Cracks Genetic Code

By - August 14, 2014

This firm is cracking the genetic code and its cutting-edge tech is diagnosing deadly diseases faster and more accurately.

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