Introduction to corporate acquisitions
After having reviewed the underlying concepts required for mastering an efficient resource deployment and innovativeness, the fundamentals on corporate acquisitions are addressed. First of all, the basic terms and definitions related to corporate acquisitions are outlined. Subsequently, the different types of acquisitions and their dual and interrelated purpose as a means of creating value and of achieving a strategic objective are introduced. The objective of this chapter is to provide the reader with background information on acquisitions which are useful within the subsequent discussions on acquisition and integration management.
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