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Q1) Explain the term mergers and acquisitions?Ans:Mergers and acquisitions(abbreviatedM&A) is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance andmanagementdealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of differentcompaniesand similarentitiesthat can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture. The distinction between a "merger" and an "acquisition" has become increasingly blurred in various respects (particularly in terms of the ultimate economic outcome), although it has not completely disappeared in all situations.Anacquisitionortakeoveris the purchase of one business or company by another company or other business entity. Such purchase may be of 100%, or nearly 100%, of the assets or ownership equity of the acquired entity.Consolidationoccurs when two companies combine together to form a new enterprise altogether, and neither of the previous companies survives independently. Acquisitions are divided into "private" and "public" acquisitions, depending on whether the acquiree or merging company (also termed atarget) is or is not listed on apublic stock market. An additional dimension or categorization consists of whether an acquisition isfriendlyorhostile.Achieving acquisition success has proven to be very difficult, while various studies have shown that 50% of acquisitions were unsucc

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