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What Is Mergers and Acquisitions?

M&A stands for mergers and acquisitions. Both a merger and an acquisition are forms of integration between corporations. Mergers and acquisitions aren’t the only types of corporate integration, but the [more…]

Mergers Combine Corporations into New Entities

A merger is really a rather strange thing. A mergeroccurs when two companies become each other or, more specifically, both companies cease to exist and a new company is formed out of the operations of [more…]

One Company Purchases Another in an Acquisition

So what the heck is an acquisition, anyway? An acquisition differs from a merger because it doesn’t combine two companies. Rather, in an acquisition, one company purchases the other as you would purchase [more…]

What Is a Buyout?

A buyout occurs when one corporation buys a controlling share of stock in another. A buyout is very similar to a partial acquisition. Some argue there’s no difference, which isn’t surprising because the [more…]

Forms of Corporate Integration/Cooperation

At the core of all M&A (mergers and acquisitions) is the idea of corporate integration. Companies can make corporate integration happen in several ways that aren’t technically mergers or acquisitions. [more…]

What Is a Divestiture?

When a company is looking to get rid of some of their operations, they will go through something called a divestiture. You’ve done awful, terrible things during your time managing M&A [more…]

What a Business Is Worth to You

Businesses don’t typically just advertise that they’re for sale and at what price they’re being sold. These transactions are all handled through very careful financial valuations, usually done separately [more…]

Methods of Financing Mergers and Acquisitions

Like all investments, the method of payment for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) plays a very significant role in whether or not making the investment at all is feasible. There are a number of methods available [more…]

Ten Quirky Crowdsourcing Projects

In any crowd, you can find thousands of strange crowdsourcing concepts, impossible projects, odd activities and decidedly weird goals. The quirky nature of the crowd comes from the fact that it's so big [more…]

7 Steps to Selling a Micro-Entrepreneurial Business

Your micro-entrepreneurial business is a product, and it can be sold like anything else. If you’ve developed a large customer base for your micro-entrepreneurial business, you can get a lot of money for [more…]

Business Networking Opportunities in the U.K.

A typical business networking event includes half an hour of open networking (meet and greet, chatting over coffee and biscuits), an introduction round where everyone gets to introduce themselves to the [more…]

Business Networking Opportunities in the U.S. and Canada

Are you a businessperson or self-employed and based in the United States or Canada? Are you looking to find more customers, and build a valuable support network of likeminded businesspeople? You’ve come [more…]

Business Networking Opportunities in Australia

The networking scene in Australia is buzzing with a huge culture of collaboration and celebrating others’ successes. Here’s a brief list of the networking opportunities you can find if you’re an Australian-based [more…]

Business Networking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Business networking is a simple yet brilliant way to grow your business or enhance your career, where likeminded businesspeople create and build upon new business opportunities both online and offline. [more…]

10 People You Don’t Want to Encounter at a Business Networking Event

At certain business networking events you may come across one of the following characters who turn up from time to time. Watch and learn from them: you do [more…]


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