Mergers, Acquisitions and Spinoffs

What is merger and acquisition? It is the big questions in today’s era. Financial market or stock markets are depending on it.

An acquisition or takeover means 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. Consolidation occurs when two companies combine together to form a new enterprise altogether, and neither of the previous companies remains independently.

Mergers are generally differentiated from acquisitions partly by the way in which they are financed and partly by the relative size of the companies. Various methods of financing an M&A deal exist as Cash, Stock, and Financing options.

Mergers and acquisitions are both aspects of strategic management, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that 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.

Top 7 Merger & Acquisition

  1. Yahoo —- AOL Merger
  2. Ebay Breakup with Paypal
  3. Darden Restaurants —- Olive Garden Chain
  4. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise —– Massachusetts IT storage giant EMC
  5. Time Warner Cable —– Comcast
  6. Halliburton—- Baker Hughes Buyout
  7. Family Dollar And Two Suitors

Other Merger/ Acquisition/ Spinoffs

•          AdiQuity(Mobile and Network) —-Flipkart

•          Amalagtion of INGVysaya Bank — Kotak Mahindra Bank

•          Altera Corporation (manufactures Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs).) —– Intel Corporation(for 16.7 billon dollars)

•          Appiterate (mobile engagement and marketing automation company) ——- Flipkart

•          BabyOye (online baby-care product brand —-The Mahindra Group

•          BestatLowest.com —- Askme.com

•          BG Group —- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (70 billion dollars)

•          Coherent Navigation —— Apple Inc

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•          Conntinum Windenergy Ltd, Singapore —– SunEdison Inc.

•          DLF DT Cinema —– PVR Cinema

•          Food portal Urbanspoon —— Zomato

•          Freecharge ——- Snapdeal

•          GlaxoSmithKline’s opiates business——Sun Pharmaceutical

•          HomeBuy 360 — Housing.com

•          Hospira —– Pfizer

•          Hyderabad-based startup MartMobi—-Snapdeal

•          Hypermarket —– Aditya Birla Retail

•          Innoven Capital India —– Temasek

•          IGATE——-CapGemini

•          Just Eat India——Foodpanda

•          Kesh King —- Emami Limited

•          Letsgomo Labs—-Snapdeal

•          Logistics firm GoJavas——Snapdeal

•          Luxury fashion portal Exclusively.com—Snapdeal

•          Maa Television Network Ltd —– Star India Pvt Ltd

•          Makaan.com——–PropTiger.com

•          MartMobi (Hyderabad-based mobile technology startup )—-Snapdeal

•          Mekanist—–Zomato.

•          Mobile ad network AdiQuity———Flipkart

•          Mobile marketing startup of Facebook, Toro——-Google

•          Mobile wallet startup LoopPay—–Samsung

•          Mygola——-MakeMytrip

•          Native5 Software Solutions Pvt Ltd——-Myntra.com

•          Panaya Inc —– Infosys

•          Pipavav Defence Company Ltd —– Reliance Infrastructure Ltd

•          Ridingo, car pooling firm —— Carzonrent

•          RupeePower—–Snapdeal

•          Shopping search engine TheFind——Facebook

•          Switzerland-based world’s largest gold refinery Valcambi — Rajesh Exports

•          T&K Machine Inc, Paris —- Aequs Pvt Ltd

•          TaxiForSure——Ola Cabs

•          The Sunrise app ——Microsoft

•          Two Indian units of Lafarge Group for 5000 crore rupees —- Birla Corporation

•          Unicel Technologies —– mGage, US Company

•          Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd—–Snapdeal

•          US generics company GAVIS —–Lupin

•          Voice recognition startup companyWit.ai—–Facebook

•          WeHive Technologies Pvt. Ltd —-Flipkart

•          YTS Solutions for mobile payment solutions—–Bharti Airtel

 

Top 10 Merger & Acquisition deals worldwide by value from 2000 to 2010:

Rank    Year     Purchaser                                           Purchased                               Transaction value (in USD)

1          2000    Fusion: AOL Inc. (America Online)         Time Warner                              164,747,000,000

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2          2000    Glaxo Wellcome Plc.                               SmithKline Beecham Plc.          75,961,000,000

3          2004    Royal Dutch Petroleum Company           “Shell” Transport & Trading Co.       74,559,000,000

4          2006    AT&T Inc.                                                 BellSouth Corporation               72,671,000,000

5          2001    Comcast Corporation                               AT&T Broadband                       72,041,000,000

6          2009    Pfizer Inc.                                                 Wyeth                                         68,000,000,000

7          2000    Spin-off: Nortel Networks Corporation                                                        59,974,000,000

8          2002    Pfizer Inc.                                                 Pharmacia Corporation             59,515,000,000

9          2004    JPMorgan Chase & Co.[49]                     Bank One Corporation              58,761,000,000

10        2008    InBev Inc.                                                Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc     52,000,000,000

 

Merger & Acquisitions deals from 2010 to 2014:

Year     Purchaser                               Purchased                  Transaction value (in USD)

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2011    Google                                     Motorola  Mobility              9,800,000,000

2011    Microsoft Corporation                 Skype                              8,500,000,000

2011    Berkshire Hathaway                    Lubrizol                            9,220,000,000

2012    Deutsche Telekom                     MetroPCS                       29,000,000,000

2012    Johnson & Johnson                    Synthes                         19,700,000,000

2013    Softbank                                  Sprint Corporation            21,600,000,000

2013    Berkshire Hathaway                    H. J. Heinz Company        28,000,000,000

2013    Microsoft Corporation                 Nokia Handset & Services   7,200,000,000

2014    Facebook                                 WhatsApp                       19,000,000,000

2014    SAP                                        Concur Technologies         8,300,000,000

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