The expression 'mergers and acquisitions' (abbreviated M&A) refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling and combining of different companies that can aid, finance, or help a growing company in a given industry grow rapidly without having to create another business entity. A merger is a combination of two companies into one larger company. Such actions are commonly voluntary and involve stock swap. Stock swap is often used as it allows the shareholders of the two companies to share the risk involved in the deal. A merger can resemble a takeover but result in a new company name (often combining the names of the original companies) and in new branding; in some cases, terming the combination a 'merger' rather than an acquisition is done purely for political or marketing reasons. More than 2 years after its announcement, the merger of Gaz de France and Suez is finally official, July 22 th 2008 is indeed the birth and the listing of GDF Suez.
[...] That's why to solve these problems and to calm the fears, GDF-Suez decided to make a transfer of assets and create a new company outside the GDF-Suez group as a third. It would help this company to be stable by establishing a wallet of the company which would arrange sale contracts for customers of Distrigaz in Belgian and also sale contracts of Gaz De France in France. And GDF-Suez will also make a supply in gas and give a technical means necessary for the activity of the company The end And so ended a huge project of merger on the 22nd of July 2008, after two and half years of works and many complaints. [...]
[...] created after the war at the same time as EDF, with the law of nationalization of electricity and gas April 1946, it was formed by the transfer of assets of almost all private companies engaged in production, transportation or distribution of fuel gas in the national territory. Excluding public or mixed, Gaz de France took over the status of ‘Etablissement Public à caractère Industriel et Commercial (EPIC)'. Law 2004-803 of 9 August 2004, transformed the enterprise into a limited company and allowed for partial privatization of reducing to 30% shares of interest. [...]
[...] The market capitalization of GDF- Suez at the time of its first quotation (96 billion euro) guaranteed it the second place of the CAC 40 behind Total but in front of EDF Let's talk about Pros & Cons Pros of the value GDF-Suez benefits from interesting perspectives of growth in a strong market and benefits from a healthy financial structure. According to the investors, the group embodies a winning energy strategy built on the convergence of gas and electricity. The fusion allows GDF-Suez to set the weight in certain big stock indexes, which pulls the purchase of the title by the capital of the management and which answers the composition of these indications. [...]
[...] The merger of both groups signed the best annual performance of the indication CAC 40, or the least bad as we prefer to see the half empty or half full glass. In one year, the title of the giant of the energy accuses a drop limited to against more than 40% for the star indication of the Paris Stock Exchange. To the prize list, dauphin, France Telecom is classified far behind with a fold of more than 18%. Destabilized by the financial and economic crisis, the investors thus approved in large majority, the GDF-Suez in [...]
[...] (And of course, GDF-Suez will come up thanks to the fact that the policy of right has been elected.) Naturally, this project must also receive the approval of the general assemblies of the two companies, it must respect the validation of the commission of the Participations and Transfers, and the permission of the concurrence authority concerned. What slowed down the progress of the project? However these constraints weren't the most problematic. The syndicates caused a lot of problems. The future privatization of GDF- Suez disturbed the syndicates enormously who feared for their jobs. [...]
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