Sunday, 17 June 2012

Expansion through Mergers & Acquisition - Microsoft agree to buy Yammer

Mergers & Acquisitions is an interesting reading under Corporate Finance in CFA Level II Curriculum. Stock based offer, cash based offer, stock purchase, asset purchase, defensive measures, transaction analysis, etc. have been discussed in detail in this reading. Expansion through M&A is considered to be a risky strategy and it can trigger regulatory authorities responsible to maintain competition in the market. The following article of Bloomberg discusses one such story in which Microsoft has agreed to buy Yammer which is a social networking website founded by the former chief operating officer of Paypal, David Sacks.

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