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Die zentrale Rolle internationaler Fusionen und Übernahmen für ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Lateinamerika

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  • Luis Sanchez-Weickgenannt
  • Thomas Röhm

Unternehmensfusionen und -übernahmen (Mergers und Acquisitions (M&A)) haben seit Mitte der achtziger Jahre in zwei Wellen zugenommen. Zunächst wollten die multinationalen Unternehmen ihre Geschäftsbereiche differenzieren, die zweite Welle wird von der Konzentration der Unternehmen auf ihre Kernkompetenzen getragen. Die Befürchtung, daß grenzüberschreitende M&A-Aktivitäten keine Investitionen nach sich ziehen, hat sich für Lateinamerika als weitgehend unbegründet erwiesen. 1998 haben allerdings zahlreiche Unternehmen ihre Investitionspläne auf ungewisse Zeit ausgesetzt. M&A-Strategen dürften den Abschwung des Marktes und die Lockerung der Investitionsbestimmungen allerdings nutzen um sich an unterbewerteten Unternehmen zu beteiligen.

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Article provided by ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

Volume (Year): 52 (1999)
Issue (Month): 14 (October)
Pages: 17-24

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:52:y:1999:i:14:p:17-24
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