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1+1=2?: Do mergers and acquisitions create or destroy value?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
2003 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The activity on the market for mergers and acquisitions has been steadily increasing since the breakthrough at the end of the nineteenth century and the so called “robber barons” and the consolidation process at the beginning of the twentieth century featuring persons as J.P. Morgan. Since then there have been two large waves of activity; the first one during the strong economy of the sixties and then the second one during the restructuring phase of the eighties. This gave way to the “mega deals” of the nineties when European companies also entered the market on a large scale for the first time. (Copeland, Koller, Murrin, 2000) The motives in modern time for the takeovers have been operational improvements and synergies in the eighties and strategic factors such as global coverage in the nineties. (Hitt, Harrison, Ireland, 2001,)

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-3986OAI: diva2:193397
Available from: 2007-01-05 Created: 2007-01-05

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