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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.

Louisiana-based Iberia Bank to acquire Atlanta-based bank

Louisiana residents should be interested to know that Louisiana-based Iberia Bank has announced its plan to merge with Georgia Commerce Bank. According to the announcement, Iberia Bank's acquisition of Atlanta-based Georgia Commerce Bank will be finalized in as little as six months.

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.

Lindt chocolate company to acquire Russell Stover Candies

Louisiana chocolate lovers should be interested to know that Switzerland-based Lindt & Spruengli AG has formally agreed to acquire Russell Stover Candies Inc., the largest producer of boxed chocolates in the United States. The Russell Stover brand rose to prominence in the U.S. candy market when it appeared in the 1994 Academy Award-winning film "Forrest Gump."

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.

Louisiana firm acquired by a major wealth management firm

Growth of businesses occurs through various means such as through partnerships with other businesses, and through mergers & acquisitions. Our Louisiana residents will find it interesting to learn that one of the major wealth management firms, Focus Financial Partners, which has roughly $70 billion in client assets recently acquired a Lafayette, LA advisory firm Summit Financial.

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