The dynamic interaction of a continuous integration of global product markets, progressive technological developments, and heightened pressure from international capital markets vastly contributes to an increasing worldwide consolidation and concentration of industries.1 In this rapidly evolving global competitive environment, German companies are faced with positioning themselves by expanding internationally in order to reallocate their resources, penetrate different regions, and to access new technology.2 As an efficient and fast strategic alternative to organic growth, geographic diversification through cross-border mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) represents the predominant means for German companies to strengthen their global market position by seeking lucrative international growth opportunities.3


German Company International Capital Market Target Company Geographic Diversification Transaction Success 
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