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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 (, 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 (6) 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) com

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MERGER, ACQUISITION, AND INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIESToday's business world requires a clearly cut line on where a company is headed and what it intends to achieve after some time in operation. Increased competition and the globalization of markets provide companies with both challenges and opportunities in the local and international front. This paper intends to carry out an analysis of two firms in the insurance industry to determine their corporate level strategies and business level strategies. The paper also aims at explaining the reasons for mergers, acquisitions and the international strategies applied by firms in the attempt to remain competitive. A comparative analysis will be provided of two firms; one operating locally and has no history of mergers and acquisitions and one operating internationally with a record of mergers and acquisitions.The insurance industry has come of age starting with the presence of life assurance to introduction of insurance even in natural disaster to some extent. Much has been done by insurance companies in trying to safeguard the welfare of human beings and this has led to emergence of very many insurance providers. Assurant and Aflac Inc are

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