Latest Expert Exchange Queries

GST Demo Service software link: https://ims.go2customer.com
Username: demouser Password: demopass
Get your inventory and invoicing software GST Ready from Binarysoft info@binarysoft.com
sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
 
 
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
 
 
 
 
Popular Search: ACCOUNTING STANDARD :: VAT RATES :: ICAI offer Get Windows 7,Office 2010 in Rs.799 Taxes :: empanelment :: VAT Audit :: Central Excise rule to resale the machines to a new company :: ACCOUNTING STANDARDS :: articles on VAT and GST in India :: TDS :: cpt :: ARTICLES ON INPUT TAX CREDIT IN VAT :: list of goods taxed at 4% :: due date for vat payment :: form 3cd :: TAX RATES - GOODS TAXABLE @ 4%
 
 
Mergers and Acquisitions »
 Is India a more conducive market for mergers than acquisitions?
 Decoding The Merger And Acquisitions Trends In Indian Startup Ecosystem
 India witnesses high level of merger and acquisition in online food delivery start-up space
 Financial services ripe for mergers and acquisitions
 Telecom M&As mean better spectrum utilisation, services: Govt
 Vodafone India-Idea Cellular merger deal gets CCI nod
 Surge in due diligence activity brings flood of business to big four
 As Reliance rolls out Jio Phone for 'free', mergers among smaller telcos may accelerate
 Building market institutions can help M&As move faster
 How corporate mergers and acquisitions impact small investors
 Merger control triggers and thresholds in India

Research identifies what makes a company an attractive acquisition target
September, 20th 2016

Underperforming public companies have become increasingly attractive acquisition targets in recent years, according to research out today.

Intralinks and the Cass Business School have published a study, based on data spanning 23 years and 34,000 firms worth at least $50m (£38m), seeking to determine what features make a company an attractive target.

The researchers examined six areas: growth, profitability, leverage, size, liquidity and valuation.

Read more: Deal or no deal? Companies that are more M&A active perform better

Difference in attractiveness between public and private companies

They found that high leverage and large size are the two most statistically significant predictors of a private company becoming an acquisition target.

However, among public companies, the best predictors were small size and low profitability, the research found.

Philip Whitchelo, vice president of strategy and product marketing at Intralinks, said:

Since 2008, acquirers have been particularly targeting underperforming public firms, because underperforming public companies are more likely candidates for operational improvements and cost savings through merger synergies.

Buyers also take advantage of public companies whose valuations have fallen the most during market downturns.
Read more: ITV talked up as post-Brexit vote foreign takeover target

The study also found that companies in the energy sector were the most likely to be acquired.

Professor Scott Moeller, director of the M&A research centre at Cass Business School in London, said:

There have been many historic deals which reflect our results.

Take the acquisition of Panasonic Healthcare by KKR in 2013, or the acquisition of Whyte & Mackay by Emperador in 2014 – these targets had high probabilities of being acquisition targets based on their leverage and size – and this eventually became a reality.

 
 
Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2017 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Binarysoft Technologies - We Bring IT. Offshore software outsourcing company. We use Global Delivery Model (GDM) and believe in Follow The Sun principle

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions