Is the sum of the parts greater than the whole? A number of the world’s largest companies are considering the degree of truth this timeless motto holds. Starbursting is the popular term given to restructuring a company by breaking it up into smaller pieces and sending forth these new, smaller divisions toward the stock markets. This specific restructuring trend has taken off in recent years, and has had significant implications – financial and otherwise – for some of the world’s biggest companies. What are the benefits and risks involved in this and other similar corporate restructuring moves? And how should investors expect this to impact the stock market?
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