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Why do Mergers and Acquisitions quite often Fail?

Chakravorty Jayesh N. ()
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Chakravorty Jayesh N.: Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, INDIA

Advances In Management, 2012, vol. 5, issue 5

Abstract: Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M & As) have become popular across the globe during the last two decades; thanks to globalization, liberalization, technological developments and intensely competitive business environment. The synergistic gains from M & As may result from more efficient management, economies of scale, more profitable use of assets, exploitation of market power, the use of complementary resources etc. Interestingly, the results of many empirical studies show that M & As fail to create value for the shareholders of acquirers. In this backdrop, the paper discusses the causes for the failure of M & As by drawing the results of the extant research.

Date: 2012
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