Assignment 4: Merger, Acquisition, and International Strategies
Due Week 8 and worth 300 points
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:
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.
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.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
- Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Identify various levels and types of strategy in a firm.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in business administration.
- Write clearly and concisely about business administration using proper writing mechanics.