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    How do M&A failures impact corporate restructuring?

    Compare and contrast M&A failures, such as technical and legal insolvency, and bankruptcy. Also need to consider what happens to the stakeholders, company image, price per share, market share, company assets, industry position, goodwill, and service capability. Once the failure of an M&A occurs, what happens to assets of both companies.

    Lastly compare and contrast two to three forms of corporate restructuring. Would you recommend any of the following? ( spin offs, divestitures, liquidation, carve out) and defend the position.

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    There are numerous reasons that leads to M&A Failures. One of the most common reasons is cultural incompatibility. The two standalone entities that merge together to form a single, combined entity and anticipate successful merger by achieving cost and revenue related synergies can fail to attain their objectives if there is strong cultural clash between the two entities. The employees in the merged entity that come from different organization may not be able to work together if significant differences existing the corporate culture, vision and philosophy as well as working practices of the standalone entities. Another common reason for M&A failure is lack of success in achieving anticipated synergies, such as cost synergies due to economies of scale or revenue related synergies due to combined marketing strength. In such a case, M&A is considered a failure because the merged entity does not create value for the stakeholders. General economic conditions and occurrence of unforeseen events may also result in failure of mergers. For example, cross-border mergers that are highly dependent on government policies and laws may fail due to unfavorable changes in laws and regulations.

    Now, let us compare and contrast legal and technical insolvency. A technical insolvency can be defined as a situation when a company fails to repay its debt on time, but has not filed for bankruptcy or not declared bankrupt by court, unlike the legal insolvency. In mergers, technical insolvency can occur if the merged entity fails to capitalize on an investment, say huge investment on R&D for developing a new product that eventually fails to develop and thus, results in huge losses for the firm. In such a case, the firm is unable to pay its bills on time, even though it has not filed for bankruptcy. Once the management of the merged entity feels that the situation is out of control, it files ...

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    How do M&A failures impact corporate restructuring?

    Compare and contrast M&A failures, such as technical and legal insolvency, and bankruptcy. Also need to consider what happens to the stakeholders, company image, price per share, market share, company assets, industry position, goodwill, and service capability. Once the failure of an M&A occurs, what happens to assets of both companies.

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