Author of “Relationship between Scheme of Merger and Relevant provisions under the Companies Act, 2013”

Tell us about yourself ?

I am Snehanjali Pradhan, a law educate pursuing B.Sc.llb a dual degree integrated law course at KIIT law School, Bhubaneswar. I am a final year student.  Seeking law was something that was not in my plan post high- high school. But, as I got into this, how much I started admiring this area, in all aspects are beyond explanations. With the guidance of the most amazing and generous faculties, I passed many hurdles and drawbacks with grace. I am always in a try of accepting all my shortcomings and learn with each mistake. That’s who I am. 

What made you to work on a research piece related to the scheme of Merger and relevant provisions under the Companies Act?

Mergers, Acquisitions and alliance talks are heating up in India and are growing with an ever-increasing cadence. They are no more limited to one particular type of business. The basic reason behind mergers and acquisitions is that organizations merge and form a single entity to achieve economies of scale, widen their reach, acquire strategic skills, and gain competitive advantage. In simple terminology, mergers are considered as an important tool by companies for purpose of expanding their operation and increasing their profits, which in façade depends on the kind of companies being merged.

According to you, what is the scope of mergers in the corporate field?

Within finance, working in the field of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) carries an extra patina of glamour. These corporate strategists study industries and buy, sell, divide, restructure, and combine companies with the aim of achieving greater growth and efficiency. Mergers and acquisitions analysts support these complex deals by evaluating financial reports, studying company operations, and deciding how a company will fit within another business or as part of a larger portfolio

Could you walk us through the process how mergers and acquisitions are done?

    

The Seven-Step Process: Mergers & Acquisition

  1. Determine Growth Markets/Services:

  2. Identify Merger and Acquisition Candidates:

  3. Assess Strategic Financial Position and Fit:

  4. Make a Go/No-Go Decision:

  5. Conduct Valuation

  6. Perform Due Diligence, negotiate a Definitive Agreement, and Execute Transaction:

  7. ImplementTransaction and Monitor Ongoing Performance:

What is your mantra for the fellow students who find this subject boring?

      

Sometimes we as a student, who keeps seeking for a correct path in regards, for what is beneficial for us in future. We fail to realise that sometimes it is good to be opinionated. If we deal with any subject like something “we have to do” or “there is no way out” undoubtedly, we can’t find ourselves comfortable in that area ever. That is what called “coercion” to study something in legal language. First of all, we’ve got to accept the subject as a piece of cake, not as a burden. The mantra I would offer is “Even if it’s painful, it’s temporary. Law is a healing profession, and there is no other peace than healing societal rifts”. Plus, a law degree gives you all sorts of respect and proud handy. You can’t miss it for a world.

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