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Definition of

mergers and acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

ways in which organizations change ownership a blanket term covering the main ways in which organizations change hands.

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Recommended Further Reading (Term count)
  • Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions
    Joshua Rosenbaum and Joshua Pearl (2009)
    This authoritative guide to buyout and M&A valuation is accessible for all levels, from nonprofessional interested in finding out more, to the experienced investment professional needing to update their knowledge. Gives a comprehensive overview of the main skill set needed to be a successful investment banking professional. Offers practical advice on all the main methodologies and valuation procedures for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and...
  • The Globalization of Inflation
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    The surge in global consumer price inflation in 2007 and most of 2008 caught many by surprise. The low-inflation decade that preceded this overheating had given central bankers God-like status. But improved monetary policy had at best a supporting role in the global Goldilocks story. The protagonist was the Eurasian savings glut. The setting was the process of globalization. Central bankers across the world fell seriously behind the curve by...
  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies
    Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, and David Wessels (5th ed 2010, originally 1990)
    Describes how to value companies, and the impact of various business decisions on corporate value. Advocates a systematic approach to company valuation, especially when estimating the value of alternative corporate and business strategies. Shows how to assess the financial impact of key business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.
  • Obtaining an Equity Value Using the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
    This checklist outlines the basic principles of using the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) to calculate the market value of a company.

Definitions of ’mergers and acquisitions’ and meaning of ’mergers and acquisitions’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’mergers and acquisitions’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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