A Study on Minimization of Leakage of Important Information in M&A

Young Baek An, Hang Bae Chang


M&As are continuing to grow globally and are expected to increase in the future. With the fourth industrial revolution and the strengthening of neo-protection trade between countries, technology is cited as the core of national competitiveness, and the trend of M&A’s increase, which is aimed at securing technology, is expected to continue. However, the risk of technology leakage, which is difficult to determine clearly illegally in the process of M&A, is still growing, and there is not enough prevention or response to this problem. the purpose of this paper was to divide the M&A process into seven stages and to ensure that important information of the enterprises during M&A between the countries and the domestic companies was not leaked unfairly, and each step analyzed the risk factors and causes of the leakage of important information in the M&A process and presented a risk-specific management plan for minimizing the leakage of important information based on the importance of the risk factors. Companies that pursue M&A in the future will reflect the M&A step-by-step risk and risk management measures derived based on case analysis and expert surveys. I hope to use risk management measures to help minimize unintentional leakage of important corporate information into the outside.

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