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What are the benefits of mergers and acquisitions?

There are many challenges to running a business and questions that must be answered. If you have considered a merger or acquisition for your company, you may have wondered what the benefits are. To begin with, merging with another business or acquiring another business is oftentimes a sign of growth. Of course, growing your business is positive, and typically a fulfillment of a goal, for business owners and entrepreneurs.

There are a variety of benefits that a company may obtain from acquiring another business or merging with another business. These can include gaining skills and management and process systems that are useful to your existing business and may allow you to efficiently and effectively run a larger business. In addition, assets, production or distribution facilities may be obtained through a merger or acquisition.

Merging with another business or acquiring another business may also expand your customer base through an existing customer base of the acquired or merged company or may offer a diversification of products or services. A variety of additional potential opportunities for business growth may also be realized though the acquisition of another business or merging with another business or company.

Business success is an important goal and one that most business owners and entrepreneurs wish to secure. In some circumstances, a merger or acquisition may help a business better achieve success. Because there are many important considerations associated with acquiring a new business or merging, it is important to ensure you have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the process while you consider a merger or acquisition.

Source: Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, "Benefits of a Merger or Acquisition," Accessed Feb. 15, 2015

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