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How are mergers and acquisitions reviewed?

Mergers and acquisitions are normal yet complex business transactions that often take place in a healthy and thriving economy. However, certain mergers may create a monopoly with the potential to stem business competition in a free market. In order to prevent this from happening, Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act which gave the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice the right to review and oversee most business transactions that surpass a certain size.

Merger between Heinz and Kraft Foods is in the works

Louisiana residents may find it interesting to learn that a merger has been announced between H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. If the merger is approved by the Federal Trade Commission the resulting business entity, the new Kraft Heinz Company, will be instantly catapulted to a position as the third-largest food manufacturer in the U.S.

Comcast-Time Warner merger delayed due to regulatory review

Louisiana residents should be interested to know that one of the largest mergers to ever be executed has once again been pushed back. Initially the company had indicated that it was shooting for a completed merger by early 2015, but now expects the merger to go through by mid-2015.

What are some risks associated with reserve mergers?

First and foremost it is important to have a basic understanding of what a reverse merge is. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission defines reverse mergers as an option generally utilized by foreign based companies or companies that are privately owned who want to gain access to U.S. markets. In order to do that, the company must merge with an existing publicly traded company. This is known as reverse merger.

What is a reverse merger?

A reverse merger is a method by which a private company that has restricted access to capital may seek better funding by gaining access to U.S. capital markets. They do this by merging with a company that is publicly traded in the U.S. This method is typically employed by wholly privately owned companies or companies that operate in foreign countries and thus are outside the United States. Another name that transactions of this type may go by is "reverse takeover."

Are you interested in starting a new business or merging?

Starting a new business can be an intimidating and often confusing undertaking, and navigating the minutiae of legal documents that may need to be filed can be quite an onerous task. Often times, depending on the specific business that is being started, merged or acquired, there may be specific regulatory issues that need to be addressed, and requirements and certifications that must be fulfilled before the business can take off and start operating legally.

Are mergers and acquisitions coming to a halt?

People in Baton Rouge may have heard that the mood on Wall Street has been downright jubilant following a string of mergers and acquisitions all year that have propelling revenue and investment returns for many shareholders. However, it looks like the great mergers and acquisitions boom of 2014 may have come to a screeching halt.

Proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger expected to be closely scrutinized

With the changing landscape of wireless technologies and consumer demands, telecommunications and wireless company mergers often make headlines. Louisiana residents familiar with these companies may be aware of the $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner merger. Now, only a few months later, AT&T has proposed to acquire DirecTV for about $48 billion.

Louisiana based alarm systems company acquired by ASG Security

Business deals can be very innovative and lucrative. Selling or acquiring a business could mean huge benefits for those involved with the deal and well as communities, consumers and individuals. Careful planning and attention to detail are crucial when it comes to planning and preparing a business plan. Being fully aware of its contents could help ensure the parties and both ends of the deal can benefit from the deal.

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