Confidence Grows in Mergers and Acquisitions

Baker, Carol
September 2011
Credit Control;2011, Vol. 32 Issue 5/6, p6
Trade Publication
The author reflects on mergers and acquisitions which are reportedly a huge part of the corporate finance world. She discusses the findings of the M&A and Corporate Development Outlook report by Merrill DataSite which revealed that 76 percent of respondents expects deal volumes to increase until 2012. She comments that mergers and acquisitions can dictate the fortunes of the companies involved and can represent the highlight of a chief executive officer's (CEO) whole career.


Related Articles

  • Trends in Expansion Through Acquisitions: What is driving acquisition activity? Martin, Shelle // Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal;Mar2012, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p44 

    The article presents information on online survey and in-depth interviews M&A dealmakers related to the latest trends in M&A transactions and business forecasting which Merrill DataSite, in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) has conducted. It informs on how study was...

  • THE COST OF OWNERSHIP. Koury, Fred // Smart Business Chicago;Jul2012, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p4 

    The article presents the author's insights concerning the responsibilities of chief executive officer (CEOs) in growing the company. The author highlights the consequences when a company goes through processes such as IPO, mergers and acquisitions, debt financing, and self-funding to grow its...

  • The Role of Executive Blockholder in a Completed Merger. Abdou, Khaled; Gupta, Paramita // Banking & Finance Review;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p55 

    We investigate the role of top executives, specifically CEOs who are also blockholders in their companies, in completing a merger deal. We conduct a logit analysis that examines the effect of three different factors on the outcome of a proposed deal. These factors include the attributes of the...

  • THE COST OF OWNERSHIP. Koury, Fred // Smart Business Northern California;Jul2012, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p4 

    The article presents the author's insights concerning the responsibilities and role of chief executive officers (CEO) in leading the company. The author the consequences of the four common strategies taken by CEOs to grow a company including goring public, mergers and acquisitions, debt...

  • Mortgage Brokers.com in Deal.  // National Mortgage News;4/3/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 26, p33 

    The article reports on the plan of MortgageBrokers.com holdings Inc., a consolidator of mortgage companies in the U.S.-Canada border to acquire its first U.S.-based company. The decision to come up with the deal was made final after company CEO and founder Alex Haditaghi invested 5 million...

  • Making progress. Booth, John // Crain's Cleveland Business;1/16/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p1 

    The article states that CEO of Penton Media Inc. is upbeat about the company's finances and acquisition prospects. CEO David Nussbaum said this could be the year when changes at the company start becoming visible on stage. On a visit to Penton's Cleveland, Ohio headquarters, the CEO was...

  • Report: 130 percent increase in $1 billion-plus M&A transactions in first quarter.  // Mortgage Banking;Jun2010, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p98 

    The article provides an overview on the result of a report made by Merrill DataSite on the market status of merger and acquisitions (M&A) transactions during the first quarter of 2010 in the U.S.

  • Heartland completes $2B purchase of MascoTech. Strong, Michael // Crain's Detroit Business;12/04/2000, Vol. 16 Issue 49, p5 

    Reports the acquisition of MascoTech Inc. by Heartland Industrial Partners L.P. in Michigan. Retention of shares by Masco Corp.; Division of MascoTech into two entities; Appointment of Lee Gardner as the chief executive officer of the acquired firm.

  • Mergers, CEO Hubris, and Cost Stickiness. Yang, Daecheon // Emerging Markets Finance & Trade;2015 Supplement, Vol. 51, pS46 

    Hubris theory documents that bidder CEOs are overconfident about deal synergies without fearing the winner’s curse. We examine the role of bidder CEOs’ hubris over merger synergies on cost stickiness in the rapidly growing Korean market. Bidder CEOs who overestimate the merged...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics