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    What is an M&A? What is the rationale behind pursuing an M&A? What are some advantages of pursuing an M&A? Provide examples.

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    What is an M&A?

    M&A is merger and acquisition. A merger is the complete absorption of one firm by another. The acquiring firm retains its name and its identity, and it acquires all the assets and liabilities of the acquired firm. After a merger, the acquired firm ceases to exist as a separate business entity.

    Acquisition by merger or consolidation results in a combination of the assets and liabilities of acquired and acquiring firms; the only difference ...

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