Smoothing the Cost Curve

Marino, Jonathan; MacFadyen, Ken
May 2010
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;5/10/2010, Vol. 23 Issue 19, p34
The article examines the acquisition activities of manufacturing companies to managed its raw material and commodity costs. It notes that the volatility of commodity prices is the major reason why companies decide to acquire companies that provides them with raw materials. More than 1,000 acquisitions of companies providing raw materials were completed in the U.S. in 2006 and 2007.


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