With the financial crisis and recession behind us, mergers and acquisitions have picked up dramatically over the past several years. In 2015, more than 25,000 M&A deals were announced in the United States, valued at trillions of dollars, primarily involving companies in the hospitality, health care, pharmaceuticals, energy, and technology industries. This year and next, most financial experts foresee an increasing number of these transactions taking place.
In an M&A transaction, the buyer must determine whether it will acquire only the assets of the target company or acquire both the assets and liabilities of that company. Based on that determination, … Continue Reading