Sridhar, Geetha (2012) LESSONS FROM CISCO’S ACQUISITION INTEGRATION (Word Count: 5287 words). [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Mergers and acquisitions (M & A) are the buzz words for corporates worldwide. The object of mergers and acquisition is to increase the value of the company as it takes long time to create value through organic growth. The purpose of merger/acquisition could be for expanding the company’s operations to new markets, economies of scale or scope, acquire new products or capabilities. Investopedia defines ‘Merger’ as the combining of two or more companies, generally by offering the stockholders of one company securities in the acquiring company in exchange for the surrender of their stock. Acquisition is defined by Investopedia as ‘A corporate action in which a company buys most, if not all, of the target company's ownership stakes in order to assume control of the target firm. Mergers and acquisitions are used synonymously though there is a line of difference between the two, where acquisition is takeover of one company by another and clearly establishes itself as the new owner.

Acquisition in general and more particularly in information technology industries are faced with failures. But, Cisco has established itself mainly through acquisitions and has so far acquired more than 120 companies. The growing demand for technological solutions and the technological complexity led Cisco to broaden its products and capabilities mainly through acquisitions. The present study is to analyse whether Cisco succeeded in its acquisition and is there a lesson that could be learnt for those in the industry.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 16:39
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2023 04:30
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/25706

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