23 questions for mergers of equals

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by marc rosenberg
cpa firm mergers: your complete guide

mergers of equals or firms close to equal (some call these sideways mergers) are much less common than mergers in which there is a clear survivor. but they do occur.

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there are two reasons that mergers of equals are rare.

first. mergers of equals are much more difficult to negotiate. in traditional mergers where there is a clear surviving firm, the buyer is in a strong position to dictate the deal terms and governance policies, and the seller respects this.