Understanding Merger and Acquisition

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Mergers and acquisition (M & A) is considered to be one of the most important elements in the management forte as it is a source of strengthening the competence of a firm. For merger and acquisition, the communication skills are… Read More

Unilever – The Most Active Manager of a Brand Portfolio

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July is National Ice Cream Month.  Who doesn’t love ice cream?  We love ice cream and we know that 90 percent of the US population likes it too.  So in honor of National Ice Cream month, we want to highlight… Read More

Dole’s CEO Offers To Take Company Private

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Dole’s CEO Offers To Take Company Private Ninety-year old Dole Food Company, Inc. chief executive David Murdock plans to take the company private.  Murdock made the offer on Tuesday in a deal that values the company at just over $1… Read More

How Hulu Buyout Could Affect Netflix Valuation

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According to Seeking Alpha, Netflix’s business model is at risk and investors who purchase the stock at valuation don’t seem to notice.  The online magazine also discusses how the potential acquisition of Hulu by any large media company could severely… Read More

Appraisal Rights & Deal Litigation

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Appraisal rights have long been a merger and acquisition afterthought.  Due to a number of largely unrelated factors, appraisal rights have been attracting more attention from dealmakers.  Appraisal rights are statutory protection available to objecting stockholders in certain extraordinary transactions. … Read More

American Airlines CEO $20 Million Severance Denied by Bankruptcy Court

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Judge Sean Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the $11 billion merger of US Airways Group and AMR Corporation on March 27, 2013.  The merger will be effective upon confirmation of… Read More

Colorful Vocabulary in M&A – Part I

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Mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers are a normal part of the business world and have been for centuries.  In theory, a company can develop a competitive advantage and increase shareholder value through mergers and acquisitions.   There are a number of ways… Read More