The benefits and threats for companies resulting from mergers and acquisitions on the international market

Karolina Łopacińska


In the modern business world there is a visibly growing importance of multi-cultural mergers. It is the result of a number of benefits that come to the companies forging such agreements and should be analyzed in the context of the development of competitive position on the market and development strategy. Mergers and acquisitions present businesses with new challenges. Advantages and disadvantages of mergers for companies depend on many factors, such as the type of orientation that companies use, the market situation, the differences in business culture, the costs of mergers, and changes in the financial condition of the company created as a result of a merger. The purpose of this article is to present the benefits and risks for companies resulting from mergers and acquisitions in the international market. The attention will be focused on the biggest cases of mergers and acquisitions that have taken place in the world in recent years. These investments will be analyzed and evaluated according to certain criteria, which will help to determine the effects of these solutions, both beneficial to the companies and generating threat.

Słowa kluczowe: multi-cultural mergers and acquisitions, M&Abenefits and risks, competitive position on the market, biggest global cases of M&A