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date: 18 September 2020

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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) provide a popular means of achieving rapid growth and market entry. With the advent of the new Millennium, companies were spending in excess of three trillion US dollars annually on over 30,000 M&A transactions, equivalent to the completion of one deal every seventeen minutes. The objectives of this article are to explore the motives underlying this form of activity, to review the empirical evidence on M&A performance, and to discuss the factors determining acquisition outcome from a practical, yet research-based, perspective.

Keywords: mergers and acquisitions, market entry, acquisition performance, value creation, post-acquisition integration, employee resistance

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