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Mergers are the result of one company buying another company. If the acquiring company owns at least 80% of the shares of the target company then it is considered a merger. A merger has many different effects on stock price, but they include boosting share prices because an acquiring firm can eliminate competitors and boost revenues by increasing its market share. A successful merger may also result in improved efficiency, increased innovation, or accelerated growth for either party.

Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A and strategy Professionals is the go-to platform to hire experts for all your Merger needs. Fintalent’s mergers experts have years of experience with varying sizes of firms including some of the biggest and most globalized firms around the world. With experience cutting across not just mergers a but also Acquisitions, Fintalent’s Mergers Consultants are sure to bring in their wealth of experience to bear.

Mergers Vs Acquisitions

Mergers are different from acquisitions in that they are a way for a company to grow its market share by buying into another company. This is one of the main reasons that mergers happen: to increase the size of a firm’s market share. A merger can go either way though: it can be good for both buyers and sellers, or it can be bad for both parties involved.

Mergers can be given a bad reputation due to insider trading and takeovers. Takeovers occur when a company buys up all of the shares of another company and then cancels their stocks; this happens frequently with private companies. This can often lead to job loss and economic decline for the town that the company is located in. Mergers, however, like any other action done by a company, should be looked at objectively. If there is information that suggests that a merger is not in the best interest of shareholders the brokers have an obligation to report this information to investors through securities filings so they can make informed decisions on whether or not to sell, hold or buy more stock in the affected companies.
Another thing to consider is stock split. A stock split is a way for a company to reduce its share price, but in the long-run it can also reduce the price of a company’s shares because each share now consists of less shares.

There are many different types of mergers, but the most common are acquisitions and spin-offs. An acquisition occurs when an acquiring firm will either buy out another firms entire portfolio or acquire their assets with a complementary product or service to sell in return. In a spin-off an acquiring firm will acquire assets from another company and then either keep them or sell them off in separate new companies.

There are three basic ways that companies are acquired. The first is an outright acquisition, this occurs when one company will buy out all of another company’s shares. The second is a tender offer, this happens when an acquiring firm will buy up all of the shares it does not already own in order to take full control of the company. A third is a merger, which is when two or more companies merge into one new company under the control of the acquiring firm.

There are seven basic ways that companies can be acquired through mergers:

  1. buyout
  2. Integration
  3. Joint venture
  4. MBO (management buyout)
  5. Tender offer
  6. Partnership and
  7. Share exchange.

Mergers can be looked at as the acquisition of one firm by another. This is not always the case as mergers can occur between two or more firms. A merger can be either friendly or hostile, and both types of mergers have different outcomes for investors and companies. A friendly merger will give shareholders of both companies a portion of the acquiring company’s stock and will also give shareholders a fair price for their own company’s assets. If a merger is hostile, however, it will normally result in some sort of litigation.

A takeover occurs when one company acquires all of another’s shares to gain control over the entire company. Since the mere act of buying the other company’s shares does not give the acquiring firm control of the entire company, a take-over must be done with additional steps. The two most common ways to take over a given company are through a tender offer and through an outright acquisition. A tender offer is when an acquiring firm will make it known to the public that they want to buy out all of another company’s shares and will do so at a certain price per share. An outright acquisition is when one company will buy out all of another’s shares, this was discussed in more detail above.

Spin-off occurs when an acquiring company will take over another company’s assets and then split off to form its own company. This is not necessarily a bad thing for investors or the acquiring firm, but it can cause problems for the target company if it is not properly prepared for the transition. The acquiring firm can easily shed off unwanted assets to a firm, which also makes it easier to create a well-defined product line. In addition, this type of merger does not have much buyout expenses and this can boost revenue in the long run.

Mergers between firms that have complementary products or services will typically result in a higher stock price after a merger campaign has been completed. An example of this is when the merger between Airbus, a European airplane manufacturer, and Boeing, an American airplane manufacturer. The two firms have complementary products in that they both produce airplanes for civilian use. This helped to lower the price of their products when they were both owned by one company. Over time this increased revenue when Airbus acquired Boeing rather than when they both competed against each other in different markets.

Merger Analysis

Merger analysis is an aspect of finance that deals with how well deals are executed in terms of acquiring companies’ ability to find deals to acquire, pricing deals correctly and management’s capabilities in regards to creating synergies after the merger has taken place.

The success of merger analysis impacts the overall success of an acquisition. Poor merger analysis due to failure in execution can severely damage the acquiring firm’s reputation in the eyes of investors, leading to a decline in stock price. One way that this is tracked is through the acquirer’s return on investment (ROI). This is measured by dividing the income after taxes created by a newly acquired firm with the total amount spent on taking over that firm. It is important for an acquiring firm to focus more on ROI than its stock price during a merger campaign.

Merger analysis can be separated into three distinct stages: Pre-deal stage, Deal execution stage and Post-deal stage.

The Pre-deal stage is the time leading up to the merger campaign. This stage includes gathering preliminary information from both parties in order to give a better idea of how much a given deal will cost and what each firm needs in order to create a viable product. In addition, all potential deal points should be carefully considered during this time in order to ascertain whether or not they are truly beneficial for both companies. In addition, post-deal analysis can provide valuable information for future acquisitions as well as the state of the acquiring firm’s industry.

The Deal execution stage is when a deal is completed and all of its terms have been agreed upon by both firms’ management. All of the terms in the merger agreement go into effect unless otherwise stated in the merger agreement. Accounting procedures, legal wording and compliance with government regulations all impact how well deals are executed.

The Post-deal stage is when both parties begin to perform an analysis of whether or not the merger has been successful. Ideally, everything will go smoothly after a merger campaign has completed, but it is still possible for adjustments to need to be made in either firm’s management structure in order to create synergies in the merged firm. This affects both firms’ performance by affecting revenues and net income. It is also common for this stage to take place over a long period of time in order for both firms’ companies to improve after they have officially merged.

In a merger analysis, a target company can be of interest to more than one acquiring firm. This is often the case where there are three or more strong firms competing in a given area of business. The primary goal in evaluating this situation is to determine whether or not the two firms’ management teams are compatible. In addition, it will be important for both firms to analyze which offers would be most beneficial from an economic perspective and which would benefit the largest number of shareholders.

A multidimensional analysis gives a summary view of a merger from different perspectives such as financial, legal, industrial and strategic perspectives. The objective is to get a right evaluation of both merged companies by looking at all the aspects that go into merging them together. It is important that this analysis covers all areas of merging two companies together.

Horizontal Vs Vertical Mergers

Horizontal mergers are when firms in the same industry are merging together. These types of mergers often bring about competition with other firms in that industry, but they can also allow firms in that industry to become more efficient by producing higher quality products for cheaper prices due to economies of scale. Consequently, these types of mergers can allow a firm to grow faster. This is a good example of a merger campaign that fit into the stereotypical business acquisition that is used in many business negotiations.

Vertical mergers happen when two different industries are being merged together. These type of mergers can bring about new, innovative products or develop new markets for existing products. These types of mergers are difficult to come by since sophisticated firms usually look down on firms that could be merging, but it is important for both parties to analyze the situation thoroughly before making any final decisions.

Why you need Fintalent’s Mergers Consultants

The success of mergers starts with determining what a firm actually needs; merger, acquisition, takeover etc. For a merger to be successful, it has to be the exact solution to a firm’s problems and requires ‘expert diagnosis.’ Fintalent’s mergers consultants are vastly experienced in both mergers and acquisition implementation including pre-deal and post-deal phases including merger analysis. Fintalent’s mergers consultants offer businesses a awealth of experience drawn from various industries across the world.

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What clients usually engage your Mergers Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Mergers talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Mergers professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Mergers talent and are able to provide clients with Mergers professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Mergers professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Mergers consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Mergers consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Mergers talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Mergers talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Mergers consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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