Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions – these terms define the common occurrence in the business world of buying, selling, or combining different businesses in order to help an existing company grow rapidly in its industry without having to create an entirely new business entity.
But what is the difference between mergers and acquisitions, and what do these terms mean relative to your goals? Although these terms are often used interchangeably, there are actually some significant differences between them:
- Mergers – In the most basic sense of the word, a merger is when two companies agree to combine and move forward as a single new company.
- Acquisitions – This is when one company purchases and takes over another, clearly establishing itself as the new owner.
These are very basic definitions of mergers and acquisitions. There is a multitude of legal and business-related aspects of these two concepts that are much more complex than presented here.
However, whether you’re a private equity group or a business owner and have been approached by another owner about a merger or acquisition, or you’re interested in potentially carrying out one of these options to strengthen your own company, contact Aberdeen Advisors today. Whether you’re in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina or Tennessee, we’re the experienced Merger & Acquisition firm you can trust to help you buy a business, sell a business, get information on mergers and acquisitions, and so much more. Contact us today at 727-639-4716 to set up your free initial consultation with one of our Principals.