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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), 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 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.
  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. 
  3. For the corporation that operates internationally, briefly evaluate its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and make recommendations for improvement. 
  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.
  5. 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:

  • Be 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.
  • 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.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.


Points: 300

Assignment 4: Merger, Acquisition, and International Strategies

Criteria

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D

Fair
70-79% C

Proficient
80-89% B

Exemplary
90-100% A

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.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice. Did not submit or incompletely justified your opinion.

Insufficiently evaluated the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice.  Insufficiently justified your opinion.

Partially evaluated the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice.  Partially justified your opinion.

Satisfactorily evaluated the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice.  Satisfactorily justified your opinion.

Thoroughly evaluated the strategy that led to the merger or acquisition to determine whether or not this merger or acquisition was a wise choice.  Thoroughly justified your opinion.

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. 
Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely identified one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with. Did not submit or incompletely explained  why this company would be a profitable target. 

Insufficiently identified one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and insufficiently explained why this company would be a profitable target. 

Partially identified one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and partially explained why this company would be a profitable target. 

Satisfactorily identified one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and satisfactorily explained why this company would be a profitable target. 

Thoroughly identified one (1) company that would be a profitable candidate for the corporation to acquire or merge with and thoroughly explained why this company would be a profitable target. 

3. For the corporation that operates internationally, briefly evaluate its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and make recommendations for improvement.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy nor made recommendations for improvement.

Insufficiently evaluated its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and Insufficiently made recommendations for improvement.

Partially evaluated its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and partially made recommendations for improvement.

Satisfactorily evaluated its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and satisfactorily made recommendations for improvement.

Thoroughly evaluated its international business-level strategy and international corporate-level strategy and thoroughly made recommendations for improvement.

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.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely proposed one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider. Did not justify your proposals.

Insufficiently proposed one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider.  Insufficiently justified your proposals.

Partially proposed one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider.  Partially justified your proposals.

Satisfactorily proposed one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider.  Satisfactorily justified your proposals.

Thoroughly proposed one business-level strategy and one corporate-level strategy that you would suggest the corporation consider.  Thoroughly justified your proposals.

5. 3 references
Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


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Running head: MERGER, ACQUISITION AND INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES

Merger, Acquisition and International Strategies
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MERGER, ACQUISITION AND INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES

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Abstract
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) have been used by companies especially conglomerates as a
strategy to achieve various business objectives. The reasons for the choosing this business
strategy over other available options ranges from company to company and industry to industry.
Business research analysts has posited that the rationale or driver behind merger and acquisition
include but not limited to performance improvement of the target company, eliminating excess
supply of products of the industry to gain stability, market access for the company’s products,
low cost technological or skill acquisition and general business development in new markets.
This paper will examine two United States public companies to identify the different levels of a
strategy used in achieve their overall business objectives. To achieving the objective of this
paper, I will analyze the rationale and drivers behind Disney’s acquisition of Pixar and determine
whether the decision was justified in the achievement of the company’s business objectives.
Also, the paper will identify a potentially profitable company that can acquire or merger with
Target Corporation. Finally, an evaluation of Disney’s international business-level strategy and
international corporate-level strategy will be done to recommend ways for improvement. Also, a
proposal will be made to Target Corporation on the appropriate business-level and corporatelevel strategies for the improvement of the company’s business performance.

MERGER, ACQUISITION AND INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES

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Merger, Acquisition, and International Strategies
Introduction
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) have being widely used by corporations to restructure
their operations and improve financial performance through either increase sales revenue or
possession of the latest technological resources and skills. This type of approach is used to
legally combine the assets of two formerly separate entities into a major and big corporation in
the industry. A merger or acquisition results in the loss of identity of the acquired or merged
company with the surviving business acquires all assets, liabilities, rights and privileges of the
merged or acquired company. It is pertinent to note that there is a difference between merger and
acquisition. According to Roberts et al. (2003), a merger occurs when two separate entities of the
same size and usually in the same industry agree to come together and form a complete new
company.
The merger process includes negotiation between the two companies to identify areas of
business process synergies and interests. However, acq...

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