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The Benefits of Economies of Scale

Vestas, one of the largest wind turbine manufacturing companies in the world, sold one of its most important internal operations to an outside partner. VTC Partners, a German industrial group, bought the operations of the company that were in charge of producing the giant steel poles that hold the wind turbine in the air.. Why would a company sell such important operations?

The Power of Mergers and Acquisitions

The article “Are We in Danger of a Beer Monopoly?” by Adam Davidson of the New York Times discusses the process of a company “building” its own monopoly in a market. Anheuser Busch-InBev (AB InBev) plans on merging with Grupo Modelo (maker of Corona) to increase its pricing power in the US brewing industry. In the past, AB InBev has been such a power that it has set pricing power in a “perfectly competitive” [jargon??] market. AB InBev has said that if competing firms lower prices, then Busch will set their prices lower, starting a price war. With AB InBev having the largest market share of the brewing industry, few firms have the ability to compete with this threat.