The Difference Between a Merger and an Acquisition
Given how much the words merger and acquisition are used, there is still a great deal of confusion or erroneous information surrounding them. While both terms refer to two companies joining, there are several differences to be aware of.
In a merger, two entities combine to create a joint organization with new ownership and management. These entities are often not too different in terms of size and market share.
Conversely, an acquisition (also referred to as a “takeover”) is often between a large company and a much smaller company. The end benefits of an acquisition are similar to that of a merger but aren’t necessarily a mutual decision. Rather, a large company may use its weight to influence the deal with a smaller company.
M&A Key Objectives
Regardless of the type of M&A you undergo, the services you use will focus on facilitating a deal beneficial to all parties. When you hire an advisory team, you get access to data analytics and business strategy that can guide the structuring of the transaction.
Types of Mergers
Morrison Park Advisors has experience with all of the merger types listed below:
- Market Extension
Why Hire Us
Our professionals have years of experience with “buy-side” and “sell-side” transactions. Across various sectors of the market, our team has facilitated transactions that appeal to all parties. We have a track record for fostering successful transactions that prove fruitful long after the deal is complete.
To support our services, we draw from strategic alliances with DNA Capital and IMAP to develop a regional and international scope for our services.
Find Out How Our Team Can Help
In today’s market, mergers and acquisitions are a powerful way to expand market share and influence in any industry. Our professionals are ready to walk you through your next acquisition from beginning to end. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help!