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Dear Rob

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mergers_and_acquisitions

Examples :

1. Company A has been acquired by Company B.
2. Company A has been merged with Company B.

From the Employees perspective who are working in Company A, which among the two i.e. Acquisition OR Merger could be more risk prone from Job security point of view ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Having had experience with both scenarios, I can't give a definitive answer. It depends on the job function of the employee, the performance of the individual employee in quesion, and the extent of overlap between the two organizations. In general terms I'd say Company A employees are overall more secure under scenario 2, but not by much. Hope this helps.

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