Definition of M & A in English:

M & A


  • Mergers and acquisitions.

    ‘markets typically see an increase in M & A activity when owners of businesses think it's a good time to get out’
    • ‘Professional FX traders will generally focus on large cross-border M & A activities greater than US$1 billion.’
    • ‘Consider, for example, potential M & A targets that operate outside of your main line of business.’
    • ‘Take-overs and mergers have sometimes been so dominant as the means of implementing strategies that M & A has sometimes become almost a synonym for strategy.’
    • ‘Banking deals are nearly dead, with M & A activity down 82% since 2000.’
    • ‘They're using M & A to focus on their core businesses, buying relatively small companies while divesting poorly fitting units.’
    • ‘It's too early in this M & A cycle to make that call with certainty - plenty of overpriced, poorly thought out deals could still pile on.’
    • ‘He relies on a hand-picked team of six in-house M & A specialists that moves with blinding speed and uses outside investment banks sparingly.’
    • ‘After graduating he headed to New York as an auditor in the M & A department of SCM Corp., a conglomerate snapping up everything in sight.’
    • ‘The M & A flurry we saw worldwide extended into the gold mining sector.’
    • ‘If European M & A powers on, deal volume could reach close to $900 billion this year, according to JP Morgan.’