Last week's blog discussed a local business merger which may have raised important questions concerning mergers and acquisitions and the process of buying a company. Companies are able to enjoy growth opportunities through mergers and acquisitions. For a merger or acquisition to be a positive growth opportunity for any company, however, the proper due diligence and research must be conducted. In addition, important legal ramifications and possible liabilities must also be carefully considered. The first step in acquiring or merging with a business is to determine which business is the best business for you and your company.
There have been a number of mergers and acquisitions announced recently in the technology field. A combined company valued at $40 billion is expected when chip maker NXP Semiconductors NV buys smaller chip maker Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. Freescale's value has been placed at $11.8 billion. The two companies plan to merge operations. The friendly acquisition deal was recently announced by the two companies.
New York business owners may be interested in the regulatory issues that two corporations are dealing with in their attempt to merge. The leader of one of the companies remains positive, however, that the government agency charged with approving the merger will do so by the end of 2014.