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What are the signs of a friendly merger?

When one company buys another company in Florida, it sometimes is hostile. These are the mergers we so often hear about because they often involve litigation and drama that piques people's interest. However, many times when two companies become one, it is an amicable situation. This, according to Dummies.com, is called a friendly merger.

What is a hostile acquisition?

If you have an ownership interest in a Florida corporation, you want to protect that interest and receive the maximum financial benefits to which you are entitled. But what if another company wants to buy your company? Is that in your best interests despite whatever reservations your corporation’s board of directors may have?

What challenges do employees face during a company merger?

Mergers and acquisitions are widely considered to be a healthy part of the corporate world, opening doors for competition and innovation. However, as you are aware, few mergers in Florida and elsewhere go perfectly smoothly. Most newly-merged entities experience a few bumps in the road during the first few weeks and months after the change. Indeed, it can take some businesses a couple of years to acclimate to what may feel to employees and customers as a completely new company.

Common customer problems companies can face during a merger

The mergers and acquisitions process is rarely a simple and straightforward one. Executives will be confronted with new tasks and responsibilities, and employees on both sides face their comfortable, familiar company culture shifting and changing. Many may fear for their job security. At the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we are aware that consumers are also affected during mergers of Florida companies. It is important that you understand the different facets of a merger, so you can avoid the worst of the hurdles while the dust settles.

Tips for a successful merger

If you are the owner or high-level executive of a business in Florida, you may be eyeing the possibility of merging with another company. There can be multiple benefits to doing this that include reducing competition, increasing the breadth and depth of your offering or providing a footing into a new market area. While the reasons for merging with another business may be clear, the path to making your merger successful is not always quite as clear or easy.

Credit union acquires community bank

Florida residents and businesses often see companies start up, go away, grow or merge with other companies. Many things can come into play in determining the path that a particular business will take including the industry in which it operates, local market forces, management teams and more. When two companies choose to join forces, there may well be expected some amount of benefit to both as well as to consumers or customers. 

Subsidiary and parent company mergers

Businesses in Florida may choose to merge with, acquire or be acquired by other companies in many situations. However, these mergers do not always have to happen between totally distinct organizations. In fact, many times companies with subsidiaries may choose to initiate mergers involving these subsidiaries and the parent companies.

What's a reverse merger?

Florida business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs may be interested in the idea of merging businesses. The term "reverse merger" may eventually come up, but what exactly is a reverse merger? How will you know if it's right for you and your future business aspirations and goals?

Bank increases presence in Florida with acquisition

For many businesses, one strategic way of expanding operations and grow profits is to merge with other businesses or even buy them outright. One bank headquartered in the northeast with some branches in Florida has been looking to expand its presence in the sunshine state. Recently that bank, Valley National Bancorp has announced that its board of directly voted unanimously to approve the acquisition of USAmeriBancorp Inc.

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