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Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions
A Comparative Study between India and the USA

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ISBN 9781032077963
June 19, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
348 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book presents a comparative analysis of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (CBMA) in terms of competitive framework and procedures between India and the United States of America.

It discusses themes like statutes, regulations, rulings, legislations, and analysis of CBMA; competition law, antitrust, and demerger; new legal initiatives by India like New Economic Policy (NEP), Goods and Services Tax (GST), de-monetisation, and amendments in the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA); and the impact of Covid on CBMA, to showcase the challenges and opportunities of specific CBMA experience in India in a global framework.

This book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of law, corporate law, company law, international company law, corporate governance, international relations, public policy, international trade law, economics, and for practitioners, policy makers and consultants working on the subject.

Table of Contents

1. Meaning of Mergers and Acquisitions 2. Cross Broder Mergers and Acquisitions: Statutes, Regulations, Rulings, Legislations, and Analysis 3. CBMA, Competition Law, Antitrust, and Demerger 4. New Legal Initiatives by India in CBMA Environments 5. COVID and the CBMA 6. Pandemics, Business Response, Law and the CBMA 7. Conclusion 8. Recent Reforms in Law in India 9. Recent Examples of implementation of Legal provisions in India

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Dr. Boppudi Naga Ramesh (b .1963) belonged to Indian Police Service (1988 batch), and worked in West Bengal, his cadre, and in different parts of India, fighting anti-insurgency forces and left-wing extremist forces in Kashmir Valley and in central Indian states. As a civil engineer, he worked for TATAS and earned an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. A triple Ph.D., his first Ph.D. was from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, his second Ph.D. was from the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, and the third Ph.D. is from National Law University, Delhi, India. He is M.A. Psychology, LLB, LLM, and Post-Doc Fellow from JNU, New Delhi. He retired as a DGP, in West Bengal and presently is a Professor of Law and Management at Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad where he pursues a postdoctoral fellowship in LLD currently. He won the President of India Police Medal for Meritorious Services and many other medals which include the distinguished alumni medal from IIT Kharagpur. He ran many marathons and is an international cyclist as a commando trainer.


….Large businesses can no longer afford to remain isolated. Transnational Expansion is in most cases, the key to survival. One of the methods is to enter foreign markets to ensure movement of capital and ghouls through transactional mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Ramesh has covered the subject from all angles including the synergies emerging from such mergers and acquisitions. He has dealt with the subject from a broad prism of statutes of the USA, UK and the EU and has analysed them from the Indian perspective. He has dealt with all the vital areas including law, purpose and practical issues, relevant for and to be borne in mind, while venturing into CBMAs.

The book would be useful to lawyers, law students, industry professionals and chartered accountants alike. It should be fine guide to those who wish to acquire basic knowledge on the subject

- Justice Raja Shaker Mantha, Judge, High Court At Calcutta.

Having Obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph. D) in law for his thesis on Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions, the author has mastered the intricacies of the subject while making a Comparative Study of the Legal Framework and Procedure in India and the USA. Moreover, the author has put immense effort to simplify the subject so that even a layman can understand well the world of cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

In dealing with Impact on CBMA and prevention of fraud in CBMA, the author made a very detailed analysis and a laudable explanation which will surely give the reader more insights about the subject.

- Justice B. Krishna Mohan, Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati, Guntur.

Coming to the present research work, I can say this is one of the novel topics which has contemporary relevance though titled as legal framework but interdisciplinary approach a combination/blend of Management and Business Studies too. The theoretical presentation of the choppers is a lucid and very much information, interesting, the terminology of the International business is very well explained, and the linkage between the chapters is apt and convincing. The research design and the development is well articulated and addressed the gaps with the detailed justification by citing suitable research studies. The construction, flow and uses of English language appear at the free and hence appreciable.

- Justice Dr. Bulusu Siva Sankara Rao, M. Com., LL.M. Ph.D., LL.D.(Post-Doctoral Fellow), Judge-Judicial Preview, Andhra Pradesh.

It is remarkable that a seasoned Senior Police Officer of the Indian Police Service has been able to find time, energy and inclination to do an incisive study of such diverse topics as security of state and an important aspect of the corporate ladder such as "Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions". It shows his thirst for knowledge and urge to share it with others by publishing his work.


This book gives a comprehensive and lucid presentation on cross-border mergers and acquisitions framework in India, including a good insight into the interplay between the Companies Act, FEMA, SEBI Regulations, etc. it also makes an in-depth comparative analysis of the CBMA framework obtaining in India and the US. It should serve as a useful reference book for students, practitioners and policymakers.


CBMA is particularly interesting because it is one such topic that is multidisciplinary nature and brings out the disciplines like economics, management (finance and strategy, in particular) and law together. Therefore, who but a scholar in all the three fields-- Dr. B. N. Ramesh, can address this topic more eloquently!! As an Indian Police Service Officer, and a double PhD holder, Dr. Ramesh is uniquely placed to address this topic from multiple perspectives. Dr Ramesh starts with the historical perspective of the CBMA, and extends his analysis to the current day laws and regulations that govern CBMA, especially in the US India relations…. Another nice feature of the book is, it provides a comprehensive perspective on how various laws-- competition law intellectual property law, et cetera-play a role in CBMA. Both for personal and professional reasons, I have the privilege of knowing Dr B. N. Ramesh for a while. In fact, I had the opportunity to have several in-depth conversations with him on several matters relating to economics, statistics, politics, national security, et cetera. In all these interactions, if there is one thing that catches my attention, it is his erudition-- the same erudition that comes across in his book as well.

- VISVANATH PINGALI, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.