Creating New Business through Acquisitions

Tuija Rantala, Minna Räikkönen, Mélanie Hassett

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    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
    ISBN (Electronic)978-952-238-098-2, 978-952-238-099-9
    ISBN (Print)978-952-238-097-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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


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