Determinants of Merger and Acquisition: An Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective
Pallavi1, Ritika Sinha2

1Pallavi, Research Scholar, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies CBSMS, Collegiate Education, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Ritika Sinha, Assistant Professor, Canara Bank Department of Management Studies, Bangalore University Central College, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 17 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 3081-3088 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B14010982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1401.0982S1119
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Abstract: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have gained prominence across the globe as a way of gaining competitive advantage and boosting the profit of the companies. The Indian pharmaceutical industry has readily embraced M&As in the recent times and has witnessed a number of profitable deals materialize, while some indeed failed. The success of M&As is contingent upon a variety of factors and eventually has a bearing on how the acquiring and target companies perform. This study intended to identify the various factors that either lead to or impede M&As and to measure their impact on company performance. The factors that motivate and discourage M&As were identified and the importance of factors such as deal size and compulsory licensing requirement in M&A success was assessed and the impact of the all these factors on the performance of the companies was assessed using both primary and secondary data. The encouraging and discouraging aspects of M&A were found to impact company performance significantly, so did the deal size and compulsory licensing requirement. The findings implied that the success of M&As depends on a variety of positive and negative factors and the participating companies need to balance these factors judiciously in order to obtain realistic profits from M&As.
Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions, Encouraging Factors, Discouraging Factors, Deal Size, Compulsory Licensing, Company Performance.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences