In every industry, certain legal prerequisites must be met before the purchase of a business can be considered final. Some companies who are buying a business have to wait for the federal government to approve the purchase before it can move forward in order to comply with federal antitrust laws. People in Maryland who follow the telecommunications business most likely heard about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The deal was recently called off because it did not receive federal approval.
A time may come when a Maryland business owner wants to sell his or her business. Before that can happen, it may be beneficial to consider taking certain actions. Making preparations before selling a business could make the process go more smoothly and properly showcase the value of the company.
Earlier this year, a merger between American Airlines and US Airways was announced. The announcement was big news in a lot of ways -- but none more so than the fact that the newly-formed, post-merger company would be the largest airline in the world. The deal was reportedly well into the billions of dollars, and billions more are sure to change hands in the coming years as a result of the merger.