Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances

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This 36 page paper looks at the use of strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions (takeovers). The paper begins by considering the motivation behind these strategies and their implications. The second part of the paper looks at the legal barriers in the EU and the US, focusing on the EU, the last part of the paper presents a case study of a takeover; the acquisition of Safeway by Morrison in the UK. The bibliography cites 28 sources.