Creating New Business through Acquisitions

Tuija Rantala, Minna Räikkönen, Mélanie Hassett

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Abstract

Increasing competition and globalisation force firms to grow, internationalise and find new business opportunities. New business is expected to create growth as well as to increase the competitive strength of the company. However, the creation process may be challenging. The situation is even more complex in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). New business creation may require one large acquisition, or a number of smaller ones. Success depends largely on how well these acquisitions are managed and integrated. This chapter lays the groundwork for the phenomenon under scrutiny, NBC through M&A, introducing the topic and the focal concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationM&A as a Strategic Option
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Opportunities to New Business Creation
EditorsMélanie Hassett, Minna Räikkönen, Tuija Rantala
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherTeknologiainfo Teknova oy
Pages7-14
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-238-098-2, 978-952-238-099-9
ISBN (Print)978-952-238-097-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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New business
Globalization
Integrated
Mergers and acquisitions

Keywords

  • M&A
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • strategy
  • new business creation
  • business opportunity
  • risk
  • uncertainty

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Rantala, T., Räikkönen, M., & Hassett, M. (2011). Creating New Business through Acquisitions. In M. Hassett, M. Räikkönen, & T. Rantala (Eds.), M&A as a Strategic Option: From Opportunities to New Business Creation (pp. 7-14). Helsinki: Teknologiainfo Teknova oy.
Rantala, Tuija ; Räikkönen, Minna ; Hassett, Mélanie. / Creating New Business through Acquisitions. M&A as a Strategic Option: From Opportunities to New Business Creation. editor / Mélanie Hassett ; Minna Räikkönen ; Tuija Rantala. Helsinki : Teknologiainfo Teknova oy, 2011. pp. 7-14
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Rantala, T, Räikkönen, M & Hassett, M 2011, Creating New Business through Acquisitions. in M Hassett, M Räikkönen & T Rantala (eds), M&A as a Strategic Option: From Opportunities to New Business Creation. Teknologiainfo Teknova oy, Helsinki, pp. 7-14.

Creating New Business through Acquisitions. / Rantala, Tuija; Räikkönen, Minna; Hassett, Mélanie.

M&A as a Strategic Option: From Opportunities to New Business Creation. ed. / Mélanie Hassett; Minna Räikkönen; Tuija Rantala. Helsinki : Teknologiainfo Teknova oy, 2011. p. 7-14.

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Rantala T, Räikkönen M, Hassett M. Creating New Business through Acquisitions. In Hassett M, Räikkönen M, Rantala T, editors, M&A as a Strategic Option: From Opportunities to New Business Creation. Helsinki: Teknologiainfo Teknova oy. 2011. p. 7-14