Cisco Master Acquirer

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Master Acquirer: The Story of CISCO

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Nishant Kamal
4th Year (7th Semester)



Indian enterprises were subjected to strict control regime before 1990s. This has led to haphazard growth of Indian corporate enterprises during that period. The reforms process initiated by the Government since 1991, has influenced the functioning and governance of
Indian enterprises which has resulted in adoption of different growth and expansion strategies by the corporate enterprises. In that process, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have become a common phenomenon. M&As are not new in the Indian economy. In the past also, companies have used M&As to grow and now, Indian corporate enterprises are refocusing in the lines of core competence, market share, global competitiveness and consolidation. This process of refocusing has further been hastened by the arrival of foreign competitors. In this backdrop, Indian corporate enterprises have undertaken restructuring exercises primarily through M&As to create a formidable presence and expand in their core areas of interest.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Defined

Mergers and acquisitions (abbreviated M&A) are both aspects of strategic management, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture. Mergers and acquisitions activity can be defined as a type of restructuring in that they result in some entity reorganization with the aim…...

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