Choose two (2) public corporations in an industry with which you
are familiar – one (1) that has acquired another company and operates
internationally (Chipotle and McDonald’s)
and one (1) that does not have a history of mergers and acquisitions and
operates solely within the U.S. (in and
out burger) 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) 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
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 four quality
references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as
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. Check with your professor for any additional
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.