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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 2015

The ONE Thing Stopping Me Shorting Twitter

By - August 31, 2015

We discuss recent woes for social media giant Twitter – and note that while there are compelling reasons to short the stock, there’s one BIG reason not to.

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