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  • Bnp And Bank Paribas Merger
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    What is your opinion of a merger? If you say and think a merger is a bad thing then you are not alone. Recently, "mergers were given a big thumbs down in a poll given to Americans and Canadians". The definition of a merger is "a combination of two or more businesses to form a single firm". The cons of mergers greatly outnumber the pros because as companies get larger and larger, people lose jobs, monopolies form, and consumers pay higher prices, resulting in a less competitive and, therefore, le...
  • Group's Investment Banking Division Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
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    1. Introduction In our days mergers and acquisitions are a predominant feature of the international business system as companies attempt to exploit new market opportunities and to strengthen their market positions. Each year sets a new record for the total value of mergers and acquisitions and nearly every day new announcements are made in the business newspapers. In the literature one finds a large number of explanations for the occurrence of mergers and acquisitions. Sometimes, these exp lana-...
  • Regions Financial Corporation Before The Merger
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    Merger of Union Planters Corporation and Regions Financial Corporation On Friday, January 23, 2004 Union Planters Corporation and Regions Financial Corporation announced they would merge. This will create the twelfth largest holding company in the United States. This merger was deemed the merger of equals (Hillard, 1/26/2004, para. 2). The stockholders of both companies overwhelming voted for the merger on June 8, 2004 (Morgan, 6/17/2004, para. 2). On June 17, 2004 the merger received approval f...
  • Bank Of New India Ltd
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    Consolidation in the Banking Industry through Mergers and Acquisitions Banking scenario since 1991 has been a process of transformation and consolidation. With financial sector reforms implementation, the micro environment of banking sector has undergone a radical change. Almost all insulations to commercial banking have been peeled off and it has been susceptible to all types of exposures now. There has been paradigm shift in operational, functional, environmental, technological spheres. The re...
  • Bank Merger Wave
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    I. Introduction Mergers have long been a practice that businessmen have utilized as a way to improve, expand and consolidate their firms. They have come in waves starting as early as the 1800's (Brigham 1080). The bank merger wave, which started in 1980, continues and each new merger is bigger than the last (Dymski XV). Should this merger activity be a cause for concern Many laws have been passed to regulate and ensure competition within the market. But, there has been a big turnaround in the la...
  • 5 Many Major Bank Mergers
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    Often times bank mergers take place because there are too many banks, too many branches, and too many competitors. A merger is when two companies combine to form a larger more powerful firm. Many economist have opposing view points on the role that mergers play in the economy. In the past five years many mergers have occurred in the banking industry for example; Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank, Bank America and NationsBank, and Banc One and First Chicago. These are only a few of the hundreds o...

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