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Rationales for Participating Parties of International Mergers of Transportation Network Companies on the Case of Uber in Russia and in China

Student: Thi quing nga Bui

Supervisor: Irina Kratko

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: International Business (Master)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2018

In order to survive in today harsh economy environment, to adapt to the unstable world market, to secure their position and ensure their success companies have to possess a set of relevant instruments. One of the most important role in this is mergers, which have become one the most important tool for getting companies a competitive advantage in the struggle for new clients and increasing sales. In this paper, we will focus on key features and types of mergers and acquisitions, the rationales for companies to participate in international mergers.It is important to understand how this tool affects all aspects of the organization's activities. This complex transaction procedure can lead to the maximum number of not only positive, but also negative consequences for the merged companies. In the second part of the study, we will consider these processes on the case of mergers with Uber in Russia and in China. The object of the paper is international mergers. The subject of the paper is international mergers of transportation network companies in general and mergers with Uber in particular. The aim is to find out the reasons of participating parties in mergers with Uber in Russia and China. Based on these goals, the following objectives are set: • a comprehensive analysis of theoretical aspects of mergers; • to determine prerequisites for mergers of transportation network companies on the example of Uber-Yandex and Uber-Didi Chuxing; • to determine the reasons for the mergers for both the stronger side of the deal and the weaker side on the example of Uber-Yandex and Uber-Didi Chuxing; • to compare the mergers of Uber-Yandex and Uber-Didi Chuxing. The hypothesis is that Uber is the weaker side in the mergers in Russia and China.

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