Mergers & Acquisitions
In order to adapt to competitive pressures, advancements in technology, and economic conditions, privately-held companies acquire, partner, or merge with another company in order to remain competitive and grow their business. A company may also sell itself to a larger company for the same reasons. Private companies may reconfigure their assets, operations, and relationships with the stockholders in search of higher growth, new technology, business expansion, and greater revenues.
Mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings often enable a company to develop a competitive advantage by increasing flexibility, growth, and shareholder value. Common M&A motives include strategic growth, talent growth (“acq-hire”), preparation for an IPO or exit, and entering a new geographic or demographic market (buy vs. build).