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Select a Virtual Organization using the student website. Assume your organization is privately held, wants to expand operations, and is faced with three options for expansion:

This is the organization being used for this: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/cist/vop/Business/Kudler/KudlerHome002.htm

> Going public through an IPO
> Acquiring another organization in the same industry
> Merging with another organization
> Recommendation and why we chose the strategy is the part I need help with.

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For Kudler fine foods, going public through an IPO may not be the best suggested route at this point of time because the company is still small and growing in size and the operations are not sizable enough for fund raising via IPO. Further, IPO can be quite costly process for companies like Kudler due to its limited resources. For such small companies, IPO would not only yield them low valuations, but may not be subscribed at all. Hence, IPO should be a longer term plan for the company, rather than something in shorter term. When the company grows in size and fund requirements for expansion is huge, IPO will be a good ...

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Select a Virtual Organization using the student website. Assume your organization is privately held, wants to expand operations, and is faced with three options for expansion:

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