Unbundling Of European Energy Markets Not If The French And Germans Get Their Way

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The Brussels Summit in June saw the new French President Nicolas Sarkozy succeeded in persuading the EU to drop its commitment to ‘free and undistorted competition’ from its reform treaty. Although Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes argues this will have little impact upon Brussels’ tough stance against cartels, illegal subsidies and protectionism; many legal experts support […]


Guide To Mergers

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The economy today is not stabilized. Even big companies have to confront the ups and downs that come their way. But the only thing that keeps them going is survival. They have to survive in the market and progress swiftly or gradually. One strategy to advancement is that of ‘mergers’ between companies. There are numerous […]


Alternative To The Ipo

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A few years ago, it seemed that nearly every company was going public with an IPO to gain capital investment, but now, with this route effectively blocked to smaller companies, entrepreneurs, angel investors and employees are increasingly looking at the opportunity of a reverse merger with a trading shell on the OTC Bulletin Board, the […]


Comparing Three Ways To Go Public

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Traditional Underwriting Time: 6 to 12 months Cost: $175,000 to $500,000. (The company will be out of pocket at least 50% of this amount prior to completion. Capital: Typically raises more capital than other types of transactions. Problems: Underwriting may be delayed or canceled. Issue Price may be changed by market conditions or underwriter. Reverse […]


Daimlerchrysler Merger Or Acquisition

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In 1998 Daimler-Benz and the Chrysler Corporation tied the knot. The newly created DaimlerChrysler [DCX] conglomerate was touted in the business world as a merger of equals with both companies retaining their unique and distinct identities. Soon after the merger the honeymoon period abruptly ended and the rancor began. Diametrically opposite management and cultural differences […]