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Managerial Finance for Merging Two Companies

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Have you ever been in a company that was acquired (or did the acquiring) or merged with another company? What were the reasons given for the need to acquire/merge? Were the goals/targets met? If you have not been with a company in this situation, what are your thoughts on the potential benefits and pitfalls of acquisitions and mergers?

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When I was working as an auditor for Pricewaterhouse, they merged with another firm called Coopers and Lybrand. The reasons for the need to merge were rather simple. The need to get bigger in order to create economies of scale that their ...

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