Alliances are more concentrated in a few industries than M&As. For instance, in 2008, 42.94 percent of the deals occurred in the business services, wholesale, and trading industries, although these industries only accounted for 17.57 percent of total market capitalization of U.S. exchange-listed firms.
- Chapter 25: Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances: Alternatives to M&As
- from The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: June 2011
Quote indicates services industry, such as ours, is a prime candidate for alliances / JVs
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