Mergers and Acquisitions

Daimler, Chrysler and the Failed Merger

This article highlights the merger of Daimler and Chrysler. The Daimler Chrysler merger proved to be a costly mistake for both the companies.

Adidas Reebok Merger Case Study

The sporting goods industry has seen many mergers and acquisitions (M&A) driven by rising competition and industrial growth. In 1997, Adidas acquired the Salomon Group for $1.4 billion. In 2003, Nike acquired Converse for $305 million and in 2004 Reebok acquired The Hockey Company for $330 million. Adidas and Reebok – Two mega brands, with(…)

Daimler Chrysler Merger and De-merger

Daimler Chrysler De-merger In early 2007, Daimler sold 80 percent of Chrysler to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LLC for $7.4 billion. This strategic move ended a nine-year merger. Daimler can now concentrate on its luxury Mercedes brand and its truck business. Daimler Chrysler Merger – Marriage made in heaven? In 1998, Daimler and(…)

HP and Compaq Merger

HP and Compaq Merger The failure of the merger between two leading competitors in the global computer industry, Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Compaq Computer Corporation (Compaq) failed as the synergies identified prior to the merger did not materialize. HP bought Compaq for US$ 24 billion in stock. This was the largest ever deal in the(…)

Daimler Chrysler Merger

Daimler Chrysler Merger Culture Issues in the merger between Daimler and Chrysler is a very interesting case. The case ‘Daimler-Chrysler Merger’ gives an overview of the merger between Daimler-Benz of Germany and Chrysler Corp. of the US. Related Reading: Daimler/Chrysler Merger: The Culture Clash Pays Off : An article from: Automotive Industries