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Mergers & Acquisitions Archives

What is a hostile acquisition?

The business world can cause many serious events and decisions. Most of us have heard the term "hostile takeover," whether in a movie or in real-life. This action is also known as hostile acquisition, and is often a complex, uncomfortable matter. By definition, the word hostile means unfriendly, antagonistic and opposed. In other words, it's usually not much fun.

How can a business in Colorado counter a "tender offer"?

It is not unusual for small businesses in Colorado to be interested in growing their enterprise. One way to do this is through a merger and acquisition. There are a variety of types of mergers and acquisitions. One type of acquisition is a "tender offer."

Negotiating a small business merger

There are many business dealings that take place every day in Denver and throughout Colorado. One of the most complex transactions a business can undertake is a merger and acquisition. A merger takes place when two or more businesses combine, creating a single entity. Mergers allow both parties to benefit financially from their respective strengths and resources. There are numerous issues that will need to be negotiated to make the merger successful.

Colorado sellers benefit from executing an acquisition agreement

When a small business in Colorado is being acquired by another business, one item that must be successfully executed is an acquisition agreement drawn up by the seller's attorney. This document protects the seller's interests as much as possible. There are numerous provisions an acquisition agreement should address.

Struggling small business may benefit from a merger

Sometimes a small business in Denver finds itself mired in financial difficulties. It may find the costs associated with manufacturing its products have gone up. Or, it may find that its customer base is shrinking. Small business can also suffer if there is an increase in competition. What this comes down to is that small businesses in these situations will want to remedy them as quickly as possible, and one way to do so is through a merger.

What types of mergers might small businesses undergo?

Some people in Colorado may be under the impression that only large, nationally known conglomerates execute business mergers, as these major mergers often make news headlines. However, even small businesses can benefit from a merger. The following is a brief explanation of the types of mergers a small business can undertake and what the benefits of these mergers are.

Merger negotiations do not always result in a final agreement

Sometimes, two small business owners in Colorado decide to combine their businesses in a way that creates a single business entity. This is known as a merger, and it can be a way for two small businesses to grow their operations. However, there is much negotiating that will take place as the two businesses decide how best to form the new entity. It is hoped that these negotiations will result in a final merger agreement. Unfortunately, these negotiations can fail. When this happens, a satisfactory merger agreement is never reached and the deal falls through.

Don't rush through mergers and acquisitions

Part of doing business in Colorado is entering into complex business transactions. Two major types of business transactions include mergers and acquisitions. While a merger or acquisition can be a great way to grow a business, there are some points business owners should keep in mind if they are considering undergoing this type of business transaction.


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