Mergers and Acquisitions: Track 1

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Why do Mergers and acquisitions happen? What are the factors that motivate companies to buy sell and incorporate other organisations? In these uncertain economic times it is of paramount importance for companies to be able to weather financial instability while maintaining a profitable business model. It has become common place in the modern business world to observe the union of two separate or even different businesses but what are the reasons behind these partnerships and how do they benefit the parties involved? In the following 6 films Ian Wilson; a consultant and specialist on business take-overs examines those reasons and in the last audio track The Open University academics, Professor Janette Rutterford and Dr Jane Hughes explore who has the most to gain when mergers and acquisitions take place. This material forms part of the Open University course B831 Corporate Finance

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 30 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 13th November 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Management
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Track 1: Mergers and Acquisitions part 1

Why do mergers and acquisitions take place?


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Mergers and Acquisitions part 1    Why do mergers and acquisitions take place? Play now Mergers and Acquisitions part 1
2 Mergers and Acquisitions part 2    The process behind mergers and acquisitions Play now Mergers and Acquisitions part 2
3 Mergers and Acquisitions part 3    Protection for the buyer Play now Mergers and Acquisitions part 3
4 Mergers and Acquisitions part 4    Getting the value right Play now Mergers and Acquisitions part 4
5 Mergers and Acquisitions part 5    Why do mergers and acquisitions go ahead? Play now Mergers and Acquisitions part 5
6 Mergers and Acquisitions part 6    How can the transaction create value for the buyer? Play now Mergers and Acquisitions part 6
7 Mergers and Acquisitions; a discussion    Professor Janette Rutterford and Dr. JaneHughes discuss the reasons why mergers and acquisitions happen? Play now Mergers and Acquisitions; a discussion