Mergers and acquisitions as an opportunity getting new competitive advantages in agro business
The article is devoted to the issues of mergers and acquisitions of agricultural enterprises of Ukraine, in order to gain new opportunities in competition. The main competitive advantages, which are additionally obtained by weak agribusiness enterprises in forming an integration association with more promising enterprises in this industry, are highlighted. Today, despite the fact that our country is very interested in increasing sales to foreign markets, especially EU markets, under free trade conditions, the question remains about increasing the competitiveness of Ukrainian enterprises and enlarging their volumes. That is why the topic of this research is relevant and has some practical significance for the further development not only of individual enterprises, but also of the agrarian sphere of the economy of Ukraine as a whole. The purpose of this article is to outline the importance of processes such as mergers and acquisitions to improve the competitive advantage of agribusiness. According to the objective, the task was to investigate the current trends in the development of agribusinesses in the context of mergers and acquisitions that have already taken place. The main methods of this study are the methods of empirical research, such as observation, comparison, measurement, as well as abstraction, analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction. The results of the study have drawn conclusions on the positive impact of such processes as mergers and acquisitions on the competitiveness of agribusinesses. The value of the research. Scientific and practical significance of the work. The research is of practical value, as evidenced by the recommendations, to improve the competitive position of businesses operating in the agricultural sector by consolidating their businesses and increasing their capital through mergers with other enterprises.
JEL Classification: G34, Q12.
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