Risks and Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Risks and Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions

clock6 Jun 2021 | 03:00 AM

The Free Webinar which took place on the 6th of June 2021 was aimed at providing great insights into the M&A issues to financial professionals. 

The program is eligible for 1.50 qualifying CPD hours from ACCA.

Yahoo refused to buy Google for $1 million in 1998 and currently Google’s parent Alphabet is the fourth largest tech company with a market value above $1.6 trillion and Yahoo is becoming another Nokia. Google acquired YouTube in November 2006 for just as much as $1.65 billion and currently the estimated value of YouTube is $170 billion. Timing of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is the key in creating value for the shareholders.

However, the top 5 technology giants namely Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are being criticized for mergers, acquisitions and potential anticompetitive behavior. They are just too big and powerful.

Key Focus Areas of the webinar

  • What is a successful M&A?
  • M&A Waves
  • Valuation issues in M&A
  • Other risks and challenges
  • Question and Answer Session

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