Corporate M&A regulatory strategy - Perspectives on EU merger control / The case of Outokumpu and Inoxum

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Juhász, Norbert 2014-02-19T13:12:11Z 2014-02-19T13:12:11Z 2013
dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis is to study challenges that companies can encounter during the merger control process of the European Union. Perspectives on EU merger control are set to be contrasted with relevant issues of industry structure, international competition and growth strategy by mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The study aims to provide a framework that companies in the future can use to plan their regulatory approach in order to go through the EU process faster and more efficiently. A single case study approach was selected for the research. The study relies on both secondary and primary qualitative data sources. Primary data comes in the form of interviews with key senior managers of the case company who were closely involved with the EU approval process. Primary data is processed with the use of thematic networks. Secondary data sources are newspapers, public EU and Outokumpu sources. The research study finds that EU merger control can exert a great influence on firms' competitive strategy considerations. On one hand, firms need to calculate with the presence and anticipated attitude of the EU authority which can impact their strategy yet before any notified M&A transaction. On the other hand, the EU authority can modify firms' strategy during a merger control process through merger remedy requests. The study furthermore finds that important differences can exist between merging firms and the EU authority in relation to how a merger case is methodologically evaluated. The main differentiating point between the case company and the EU authority was found to be the EU authority's stubbornly European view on a global business. Such differences can have profound implications for the decision outcome. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Corporate M&A regulatory strategy - Perspectives on EU merger control / The case of Outokumpu and Inoxum en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Management and International Business en
dc.subject.keyword industry structure
dc.subject.keyword mergers and acquisitions
dc.subject.keyword M&A
dc.subject.keyword merger control
dc.subject.keyword merger regulation
dc.subject.keyword European Commission
dc.subject.keyword regulatory strategy
dc.subject.keyword efficiency claim
dc.subject.keyword merger remedy
dc.subject.keyword lobbying
dc.subject.keyword conflict of interest
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201402231463
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major International Business en
dc.programme.major Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon kansainväliset yhtiöt
dc.subject.helecon international companies
dc.subject.helecon yrityskaupat
dc.subject.helecon corporate acquisitions
dc.subject.helecon valvonta
dc.subject.helecon control
dc.subject.helecon EU
dc.subject.helecon EU
dc.subject.helecon strategia
dc.subject.helecon strategy
dc.subject.helecon lobbaus
dc.subject.helecon lobbying
dc.subject.helecon konflikti
dc.subject.helecon conflicts
dc.ethesisid 13507 2013-10-11
dc.location P1 I fi

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