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Motives of M&A in the US, European and Asian markets

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Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education Reform and Modern Management (ERMM2015), published on the Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Economy
Keywords company transformations; development of mergers and acquisitions; motives of M&A;
Description The subject of this paper is an analysis of the development of activities at the European as well as the Asian market of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Causes of mergers and acquisitions and their development mainly in the period after the financial and economic world crisis are examined. A partial study focused on the merger market in the Czech Republic. The analysis results show that numbers of implemented M&A activities in the Asian market had a similar extent as those in the USA in 2005–2013. The motivations for the activities in M&A markets change in dependence on the development tendencies of the world economy, politics, continuing liberalization of investment regimes, and implementation of the internationalization strategy on a large scale. The results of our study confirmed the hypothesis that the main motive was the attainment of microeconomic advantages of the merging entities.
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