Analysis and risk assessment in the process of mergers and acquisitions

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Year of publication 2013
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description Mergers and acquisitions are a widely used and respected alternative to organic growth of businesses and are a significant channel of capital redistribution. They find their place at the boundary of several disciplines of science: business economy, risk management and company strategy. The actual process of business combinations can take several possible forms and is affected by a large number of factors of local, regional, national and even global character which may not lead to a successful end. From the perspective of risk management, they are investments which do not occur very often in the life of a business; the process can be divided into three phases: preparation and planning, implementation, and integration. The subject of this chapter is an analysis of merger and acquisition processes with the aim to identify possible risks during the particular phases, find their causes and also a suitable method of risk quantification and management in the field of business combinations. The result of the analyses is risk quantification in the process of valuation of participating businesses including synergies as a key factor of company merger and acquisition implementation.
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