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What are some of the benefits of a reverse merger?

Executives who run successful businesses may wish to further the success of their company by making shares of the company’s stock available in the public stock market. This may give a company better liquidity and access to valued capital markets. Many New York professionals use the reverse merger method to make their businesses public. The following points can help you decide if a reverse merger, sometimes known as a reverse takeover, is the right option for your business.

Merger and acquisition process can be a complex game

Mergers and acquisitions occur for numerous reasons, but in most cases, the goal of a business merger is to benefit both companies involved. Even so, some companies in New York and elsewhere are less than enthusiastic about a merger or business acquisition, no matter how tempting the offer. There are many valid reasons for this – employees may resent new management or fear that the action will lead to layoffs or a change in the company climate. Executives in the boards of directors may find their positions terminated or reassigned. Company owners may also worry that the change will spook investors or deter customers.

Know how to make your merger run smoothly

If you have recently purchased another company, you are now tasked with blending differing – and possibly competing – company cultures. At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Skakarchy LLP, we understand the importance of ensuring that your new venture runs smoothly. There are several ways you can help accomplish this.

Avoid losing valued staff after a merger or acquisition

Business mergers are a common corporate strategy for many New York companies. Merging the interests and goals of separate companies may provide opportunities for further growth and success. However, the process is often difficult for employees, many of whom have been accustomed to their company’s culture and procedures for years. The attorneys at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP are familiar with each aspect of the mergers and acquisitions processes, including those that are positive and the ones that present more of a challenge.

Acquisition considerations for purchasing businesses

In order for many different types of businesses and industries to grow and thrive, it is often crucial that they expand and evolve. Mergers and acquisitions are the key to success in many cases; however, the benefits of acquiring a business or corporation can be compromised if the transition is not properly conducted. Discussed below are only some of the factors that should be taken into consideration when merging two business entities.

Acquisition trend gains attention from tech industry

For many New York entrepreneurs and small business owners, the idea of success involves expanding their services and clientele base. In fact, consistent business expansion was once the ideal that companies large and small strove to achieve. Now, however, ideas about what it means to achieve business success are changing, and perhaps nowhere faster than in the technology industry. Several major business transactions are affecting the way that small businesses and large corporations alike function and evolve.

How do I effectively set goals for my business?


It may be difficult for some New York business owners to envision goals for their company and how to achieve those goals. A crucial aspect, however, of the success of your business or business acquisition may be related to effectively setting goals and articulating how to reach those goals to realize the vision you had for your business.

What are the steps to acquiring a business?

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.

Chip companies merge in reported $40 million deal


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 accounting firms merging in the New Year


Two New York accounting practices recently merged in the New Year. The new combined firm will continue under of the name of one of two merging firms and will continue to operate in its three current locations (which are existing locations for the two firms). One of the firms has five partners and fourteen staff members, while the other combining firm has two partners and four staff members. The merger was scheduled to conclude with the New Year.

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