M&As in India and China, Inorganic growth to soupcon the Organic Skies- from a Legal-Managerial Lens
Presenter: Kalpana Tyagi
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Theme: Global Solutions for Economic Recovery
The great Chinese General and Military Strategist Sun Tzu’s observation that ‘Opportunities multiply as they are seized’, perfectly describes the unbundling opportunities for the world through amplified interaction amongst the Rising Asian Tigers. With the sun shining on the horizons of the two Asian Goliaths and the world looking up to them for a new economic dawn, the paper contemplates as to why notwithstanding their heightened global M& A, the commotion amongst Corporations in the two countries is minimal. Are different legal systems and cultural backgrounds hindering the marriage between the ‘two most eligible’ partners or is it simply a ‘un-conscious’ choice, that deserves deliberation. Accordingly, the paper discusses how the ‘cool economic breeze’ from increased M&A across the Himalayan Border can prevent global meltdown, the multiplier effect it will have on global recovery and the remarkable advantages that the world and the two economies in particular can leverage from each other’s competitive advantage in manufacturing and services sector respectively in terms of Economies of Scope, Scale and Technology and how the unswervingly ‘neutral’ Indian Corporate ‘String of Pearls’ Approach can bring the two distant ‘neighbours’ together and catapult the world economy to acme of growth like the proverbial phoenix.