Can the CEO reject a merger?
Yes they can; however, it will be costly because the other company will do its best to takeover the other company. Also, if the CEO rejects one merger, then there is almost a guarantee that other companies will try to merge with that one particular company. Hope this helps
Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. merged in 2000. Verizon was the new company formed from that merger. At the time of the merger GTE Chairman and CEO Charles R. Lee became Verizon's founding Chairman of the Board and co-CEO. Bell Atlantic CEO Ivan Seidenberg became Verizon's founding President and co-CEO.
A Vertical Merger is a company merger that involves the union of a customer with a vendor. The two companies involved in the merger produce different but complimentary products. The vertical merger can also take place as a means of combining assets to capture a sector of the market that either company could manage on their own.