Merger, Acquisition, and International Strategies

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

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
5. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as
academic resources.