Merger, Acquisitions, and International Strategies - 91312

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Choose two (2) public corporations in an industry with which you are familiar – one (1) that has acquired another company and operates internationally and one (1) that does not have a history of mergers and acquisitions and operates solely within the U.S. Research each company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: For the corporation that has acquired another company, merged with another company, or been acquired by another company, evaluate the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice. Justify your opinion. For the corporation that has not been involved in any mergers or acquisitions, identify one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and explain why this company would be a profitable target. For the corporation that operates internationally, briefly evaluate its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and make recommendations for improvement. For the corporation that does not operate internationally, propose one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider. Justify your proposals. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources Question 1: For the corporation that has acquired another company, merged with another company, or been acquired by another company, evaluate the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice. Justify your opinion. ** Make sure you read Chapter 7 and select a company (“company # 1”) that meets the stated criteria. Explain the strategy that led to the merger/acquisition (involving company # 1) and whether this was a wise choice. A specific strategy must be discussed. ** Question 2: For the corporation that has not been involved in any mergers or acquisitions, identify one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and explain why this company would be a profitable target. ** Make sure you read Chapter 7 and select a company (“company # 2”) that meets the stated criteria. Select a SPECIFIC company that would be a profitable company for a merger/acquisition for the selected company (“company # 2). Explain why this would be a profitable target. ** Question 3: For the corporation that operates internationally, briefly evaluate its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and make recommendations for improvement. ** Make sure you read Chapter 8 and discuss a SPECIFIC international business-level strategy and a SPECIFIC international corporate-level strategy for your selected company (“company # 1”). Evaluate how the selected company has used these strategies and make SPECIFIC recommendations for improvement. ** Question 4: For the corporation that does not operate internationally, propose one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider. Justify your proposals. ** Make sure you read Chapter 8 and propose a SPECIFIC business-level strategy and a SPECIFIC corporate level strategy for your selected company (“company # 2”). Explain your proposed strategies. ** Available Solution
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Choose two (2) public corporations in an industry with which you are familiar – one (1) that has acquired another company and operates internationally and one (1) that does not have a history of mergers and acquisitions and operates solely within the U.S. Research each company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

 

  1. For the corporation that has acquired another company, merged with another company, or been acquired by an
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