Talk:Mergers and acquisitions

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New Page for listing of Globally largest mergers & acquisitions[edit]

There are already lists of Mergers & Acquisitions that are company specific:

I would like to see an (additional) consolidated list of the largest X number of acquisitions — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.174.87.100 (talk) 13:14, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

I looked for and did not find such a list today. Seems like a useful article. The closest I've found so far is January 5 2010|07.15 AM UTC by Stan Reybern The 12 Biggest Mergers in American History http://www.billshrink.com/blog/6834/the-12-biggest-mergers-in-american-history/ Maybe there should be a link to it. Fholson 11:23, 19 May 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fholson (talkcontribs)

Proposed edit[edit]

Replace: "while when the deal is unfriendly (that is, when the target company does not want to be purchased)"

With: "while when the deal is unfriendly (that is, when the management of the target company opposes the deal)"

Motivation for this edit is that the "will of a company" is fuzzy concept. Does it refer to the will of the board or broader owner community or the management or other employees or what. If owners oppose the deal then they just do not sell their stake -> the text must refer specifically to the will of the target company management -> lets say it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.100.27.29 (talk) 09:54, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Seems right. Made the change proposed together with that a merger of equals is a definition of a merger and not an acquisition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.104.102.35 (talk) 15:56, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Customer satisfaction[edit]

As I wrote in my edit summary, I've removed this new content twice now because they are individual studies (primary sources), the summary is poor bordering on original research, and any addition of customer satisfaction research needs a broader context as the inclusion fits poorly into the "Other types" section. --Ronz (talk) 03:47, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Ref on promotion of M&A activity[edit]

I've removed this from the Other types section. As far as I can tell, it doesn't belong there, just documenting that the promotion of M&A activity results in more interest in the companies involved. Moeller, Scott; Faelten, Anna; Whitchelo, Philip. "Which M&A Activities Drive the Most Shareholder Value". Transaction Advisors. ISSN 2329-9134.  --Ronz (talk) 15:14, 15 April 2015 (UTC)