Buying a company is one of the most complex businesses agreements that a business can enter into. Mergers and acquisitions require thoughtful planning, expert execution and careful oversight in order to be successful.
As this blog has mentioned in the past, healthcare mergers and acquisitions are big business in New Jersey. At a time when big healthcare changes are occurring at both the federal and state level these complex business transactions have become front page news. Recently, new rumors have circulated about potential acquisition of another health system.
Two New Jersey banks have recently announced their plans to expand. The banks -- Investors Bancorp and Roma Financial Corp. -- have apparently reached a merger agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Roma will become part of Investors. Investors will give $113.5 million worth of stock to Roma minority shareholders.
Combining two or more businesses is never a simple process. However, with the right help, a complex merger can run smoothly. With almost every merger, companies must juggle the demands of their business, the desires of the company they are acquiring and state and federal rules and regulations. If any aspect of this complex business transaction is ignored then the deal could fall apart.
Plans for three New Jersey hospital systems to merge with a for-profit health care network out of state have broken down after one of the hospital systems announced it didn't need the merger to survive on its own. The decision by St. Joseph's Healthcare System, based in Patterson, also spelled the end of a possible takeover of St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic. But other parties in the potential merger are hopeful that this isn't truly the end of the deal.
In a move designed to improve efficiency of the electric grid and avoid huge capital costs, power company Entergy announced it would spin off its electric transmission business and merge it with another, Michigan-based ITC Holdings Corp. The $1.78 billion deal was announced Monday.
United Airlines and Continental Airlines were officially merged into one company last October 1. The merged company is now known as United. Since the merger was complete, the merged companies have been working on how to combine all their offered services and products as well as their business policies.
A proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is being challenged in court by antitrust regulators in the U.S. Department of Justice.
It is not only opposition from T-Mobile customers that AT&T faces in its plan to merge with T-Mobile. The United States Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit on the grounds that the merger of the nation's second-largest wireless provider with the fourth-largest would hinder competition and cause consumer prices to rise.
A proposed merger between communications giant AT&T and rival company T-Mobile is being challenged by antitrust regulators. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the $39 billion dollar merger between the two companies.