Among other reasons existing of the acquisition of Merrill Lynch, we have come about four key reasons and rationales; the first, being that Bank of America’s CEO and Chairman of the board during 2008, Kenneth Lewis, had eyes on Merrill Lynch even before the financial crisis came about, thus he and the management believed that this would be the best time to buy over ML to extend the brawn of Bank of America’s muscle in wealth management.
Secondly, ML was facing severe liquidity issues. By the next trading day of 15th September 2008, ML would be unable repay to its short term debts. Simply, this acquisition gave ML a new lease of life.
Fourthly, that there was intense pressure by the New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner and U.S. Treasury …show more content…
ML had been one of the five independent investment banks on Wall Street and with the acquisition of Merrill, BofA would be ‘uniquely positioned to win market share and expand our leadership position in markets around the world’ with 20,000 financial advisors and more than $2 trillion globally in client assets.
The 50 percent ownership of BlackRock Inc., itself having $1.26 trillion in assets on 30th September 2008 would also be a huge asset to BofA. Merrill, because there was not an overlap in the customer base, and more importantly for ML’s global reaches of clients. These add strength to BofA’s debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading etc., making it an opportunity for BofA to expand their horizons.
Thus, it can be said that ML would enhance current strengths of BofA and creates new strengths in debt underwriting, equities and even merger and acquisition advices. “Now Bank of America has one of the best and largest retail brokerages in the country, one of the top investment banks in the world, and a large stake in one of the best investment managers in the world” - said James Ellman from hedge fund Seacliff
...s are doing well and over the many years have gone up. The company has not lawsuits currently pending which is good. The company as a whole seems to be growing even when the market is down.
The second section will be a report to the board of directors that identifies a synergistic acquisition candidate for Target. This section will identify Target's proposed acquisition terms, price, financing, and potential negotiation strategies. This segment will also include price / earnings ratios, book value, current market value, and liquidation based on the supporting financial data. Also in this part will be a discussion of the general and specific risks inherent in an acquisition strategy.
... to service our current needs. It is also important that they are committed to the ongoing investment in technology required to deliver the securities, cash and investment management support services we require. The Bank of New York is a well-established financial institution that has outlasted numerous financial hardships, including the Great Depression. It has a long history of providing excellent services to its customers. In the present day, The Bank of New York continues to live up to that reputation by offering its customers a variety of financial services. The future can only get better for the Bank of New York. With the technological era in full swing, the Bank of New York is taking full advantage by specializing in technological securities. In conclusion, The Bank if New York is a historical financial institution that played an important role in the economic growth of the United States. No other bank can say that it has done as much for the United States as has done the Bank of New York.
The book begins with Collins describing the research that he and his team performed in order to write this book. The main factor of the selection process was the “period of growth” and if these companies were able to maintain monetary success over a long period of time (Collins, 2001). Once the selection process had been completed, the organizations that were selected for continuation in this process included but is not limited to: Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Gillette, Fannie Mae, and Nucor.
In 2011, Medfield received an offer to buy the company for $750 million. Given the current state of the company, Susan Johnson, company’s CEO realized that this was a great the opportunity for her to exit the business. She understands that a company with two products, which have substantial patent life left and one product to be sold will attract many buyers.
Gaughan, P. A., 2002. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate restructuring. 3rd ed.New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This case discusses the unique value proposition of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), which used academic research to create specialized portfolios focused on Small Capitalization companies. Their investment philosophy particularly focused on research by Fama and French and Banz. They researched how small cap companies tend to outperform large cap companies over time. In addition, FDA created an additional competitive advantage by created trading efficiencies to reduce transaction cost.
Bank of America is the company I elected to discuss their unique benefits package. Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 58 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,900 retail banking offices, more than 18,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with nearly 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients in more than 150 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Askew Kabala & Company, Inc. is a privately held middle-market investment banking firm located 30 miles south of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. Led by a team of sophisticated and seasoned bankers, our firm’s business model places emphasis in serving the best interest of the client. We collaborate with reputable private institutional fund investors, looking to successfully diversify their portfolios by investing in domestic and international enterprises valued between $10 million to $100 million.
Team B's assignment this week was to select two different publicly traded companies in the same industry. The two companies will serve as the basis for subsequent team assignments. The two companies chosen for study are Wal-Mart and Target. This paper will provide an overview of each of the selected companies.
RBS was a market leader. The best at what they did. The best at acquisitions. And this is also what left them nowhere to go when credit crunch took centre stage. The acquisitions made life unbearable and walls started to close in on RBS. The acquisitions had left them stretched – 26 companies in the space of six years to be exact.
The threat of online competitors is also present to every discount broker that has not switched to online trading or chooses to remain with their current business model and not offer online services. These online trading sites have unique trading capabilities that otherwise are not present at Edward Jones. They offer sound advice on stocks and other investments instantly. Each customer has to call their Edward Jones advisor in order to place a trade. This makes sense to Edward Jones because they want to help prevent the rash decisio...
In the world today, many mergers and acquisitions are happening as a result of financial losses, gaining an advantage on a competitor, increasing capabilities, and strengthening services by diversifying the products. There are numerous other reasons, but this paper will focus on the reasons indicated above.
Prior to 2005 Morgan Stanley had no economical advantage, now with changes implemented in a competitive industry such as this Morgan Stanley's strength of employees, global product range and leading market share for Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management and Asset Management has the firm making strong profits.