MASG - Mergers and Acquisitions as a Strategy for Growth 

Length of project: 
3.2008 to 6.2010
Source of the funding: 
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)
Committed funding: 
EUR 165 859
Description of project: 
MASG was a two-year research project funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) and partner firms. In this research project, we explore the role of cross-border M&As in executing the strategies for growth of firms operating in the high-technology field. Research questions to be addressed are as follows. How do firms structure acquisition programs to better achieve strategy and growth objectives? How are M&As managed within an acquisition program? What country-specific conditions provide the most beneficial environment for technology acquirers to benefit from cross-border M&As? What value drivers do acquirers rely on in valuing targets in different market conditions?
Research consortium or cooperation partners: 
Professor Tomi Laamanen (Helsinki University of Technology), Professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki (OBS), Researcher Elina Pyykkö (OBS), Corporate Partners; Componenta Oyj and Wärtsilä Oyj Abp.
(Anticipated) results of the project: 
2 scientific articles in refereed international journal, one academic dissertation and 2 Master’s Thesis
Contact person: 
Professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki (juha-pekka.kallunki@oulu.fi)

Last updated: 7.2.2016