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‘Western’ Professional Ethics Challenged By Foreign Acquisitions: German Managers’ Patterns Of Interpretation Surrounding Chinese And Indian Investors

‘Western’ Professional Ethics Challenged By Foreign Acquisitions: German Managers’ Patterns Of Interpretation Surrounding Chinese And Indian Investors

by Elsevier Ltd.
In times of globalisation managers are often involved in crossborder acquisitions. This contribution analyses how German managers interpret their new business partners after acquisition of their companies by foreign investors from China and India. At first glance, managers appear to extend a cosmopolitan welcome to the new owners. […] Read more

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Managing Intangible Property Of Japanese Multinational Companies In M&A Context

Managing Intangible Property Of Japanese Multinational Companies In M&A Context

by KPMG
In recent years, Japanese multinational companies have been acquiring an increasing number of foreign companies or divisions of companies. Although the acquisition of existing foreign companies or business divisions has been an effective means for Japanese multinational companies to quickly expand their business into foreign and new markets, it has created difficulties related to integrating the management of the acquired foreign companies or business divisions. […] Read more

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Carve-Outs: The New Darling Of M&A?

Carve-Outs: The New Darling Of M&A?

by Accenture
Last year, Philips NV accepted an offer from private-equity firms to purchase a majority stake in its lighting components and automotive-lighting operations for $2.8 billion. A year before, Mondelēz International sold its coffee business to JAB Holding Co., pocketing a tidy $5 billion in cash. Several years earlier, BP sold its petrochemicals business for $9 billion in cash — as much as $2 billion more than Wall Street analysts had expected. […] Read more

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Mergers In A Low-Oil-Price Environment: Proceed With Caution

Mergers In A Low-Oil-Price Environment: Proceed With Caution

by McKinsey & Company
A deal deluge typically follows an oil-price collapse — but hasn’t always created value. Past cycles teach that deals enabling players to lower costs will probably be most valuable in today’s volatile oil-price world. Unlike what happened during previous oil-price collapses, M&A activity has been limited since prices started to fall in 2014. But the signs are that M&A activity may be building, and oil-company management teams should think about what deal strategies they should pursue. […] Read more

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Managing The Market’s Reaction To M&A Deals

Managing The Market’s Reaction To M&A Deals

by McKinsey & Company
Announcement effects are a good instant measure of market sentiment but a poor indicator of longer-term value creation. Nothing supports the integration of a major acquisition like the sense that the market has blessed it. Managers watch their company’s share price closely in the days following the public announcement of a deal, if only to reassure themselves that they didn’t overpay and that their efforts to value synergies, plan communications, and navigate legislative hurdles didn’t overlook anything. […] Read more

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Biotechnology Report 2016: Beyond Borders – Returning To Earth

Biotechnology Report 2016: Beyond Borders – Returning To Earth

by Ernst & Young
In 2016, the biopharma world is on somewhat unfamiliar footing. After five years of market cap gains and increasingly buoyant capital markets, biotech’s fortunes peaked in 2015. The biotech industry’s cumulative market cap has dropped precipitously over the past nine months. As this year’s Beyond borders report describes, although new records were set in cumulative revenue, net income and R&D spend, growth rates in all three categories have slowed. […] Read more

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Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: New Zealand 2016

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: New Zealand 2016

by KPMG
A number of court wins for the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on the application of New Zealand’s general tax anti-avoidance rule have implications for transactions and structures adopted for inbound investment. For example, the New Zealand Court of Appeal decision in Alesco v CIR involved a taxpayer unsuccessfully appealing a tax avoidance finding on the use of cross-border optional convertible notes as a funding structure. […] Read more

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