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What predators look for in public and private firms

Acquirers of private firms appear to see higher levels of profitability and size as important; those eyeing public companies target smaller and underperforming ones: study


SMALL and underperforming public companies are more likely to become acquisition targets, while the reverse is true for private companies, a study has found.

In the study, which was published on Friday, researchers from technology and deal-related service provider