Bilal Basrai has made a career out of working with companies on corporate finance actions like mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and capital formation. Basrai spent ten years working in NYC on Wall Street for various large investment banks including Lehman Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney. He focused primarily on the healthcare industry. Basrai continues to work in corporate finance and is a mergers and acquisitions expert.
Mergers and acquisitions is a specific area of corporate finance that deals with the purchase or the joining of two companies. In a merger, two companies combine to form a new business. In an acquisition, one company purchases another and absorbs it into fully into the parent company or runs it as a subsidiary.
There are many legal and financial nuances to mergers and acquisitions that come into play. Typically, mergers are between companies of similar size and influence in the market, while larger companies usually purchase smaller ones.
Companies decide to buy or by bought by other companies for a variety of reasons, which are usually much different from the reasons why a company would merge with another. Bilal Basrai helps his corporate clients navigate the possibilities and the legal maze of mergers and acquisitions.