What Happens in a Merger and Acquisition?

In this week’s news, two big mergers were announced. Actavis is buying Allergan and Halliburton is merging with Baker Hughes. As these companies look to grow their businesses together, its important to remember that while they may be able to merge their staff and share assets, they won’t be able to share their business licenses. This is going to be a long process before they get a joint license portfolio in order.