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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.

February 2015

The New Trend Ripping Through the Tech Sector

By - February 25, 2015

There’s a potent new trend sweeping Wall Street. And this one indicator reveals where the lucrative, early opportunities exist.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Salix

By - February 24, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals jumps over 14.7% on news of its newest proposed acquisition. Is it a powerful union or a train wreck?

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