The announcement in January of the merger between
America Online and Time Warner marked the convergence
of the two most important business trends of the last
five years: the rise of the Internet and the resurgence of
mergers and acquisitions. M&A activity has been at a fever
pitch recently, and all signs point to an even further acceleration
of deal making, spurred in large part by the breathtaking
influx of capital into the Internet space. Many
executives will be placing bets on M&A that will put their
companies’ futures at stake....
Let’s face it, as long as it’s not happening to you, crime is pretty entertaining.
Every offense, from shoplifting to murder, combines danger and excitement
with emotions like greed, anger, and the urge to make very close
friends in prison. The dastardly deeds are often outrageous and sometimes
hair-raising, but we can’t seem to rip our eyes from the wreckage
criminals make of their own lives and the lives of their victims. The dark
side of human behavior both repulses and fascinates us.
Now available in three levels, Person to Person focuses on the language functions required for everyday life activities such as shopping, ordering in a restaurant, and arranging to meet a friend. The lessons are based on realistic conversations, and task-based listening sections consolidate language acquisition.
Khái niệm về M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) hiện đang được định nghĩa theo các tiêu chí khác
nhau (trong các tài liệu như Mergers, Consolidation, Acquitions, Leverged Buyouts, Takeovers
(friendly/hostile), Management Buyouts, Share-Due, Asset-Due...
. We wanted to incorporate the latest research in language acquisition and cognitive science; we wanted to create a "brain-friendly" environment for the students and a "teacher-friendly" format for the instructor. We wanted to continually demonstrate to the teachers and stu dents how far they had come and how far they had to go.
CHAPTER 7 Mergers & Acquisitions. In the 1980s, hostile takeovers and LBO acquisitions were all the rage. Companies sought to acquire others through aggressive stock purchases and cared little about the target company’s concerns. The 1990s were the decade of friendly mergers, dominated by a few sectors of the economy.