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Initial Public Offering for St. Judes Hospital

Company to be used: St. Jude Medical (Little Canada, Minnesota)

1. Provide a DETAILED description of the company, its main business and operational activities and an accurate synopsis of the main developments of the company over the past few years of the company. Include some financial information such as the stock price, its profitability, and other financial information that is relevant.

2. Explain why this company is unique and what makes it interesting? What is so important and attractive with St. Jude Medical compared to other S&P 500 Companies?

3. This is the main part of the assignment. Find out what you can about the company's IPO. If it is a newer corporation, this should not be too difficult. But if it is an older company this might be difficult. So if you cannot find any information about your company's IPO, instead discuss how you would go about taking your company public using what you've learned from the background materials.

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1. Provide a DETAILED description of the company, its main business and operational activities and an accurate synopsis of the main developments of the company over the past few years of the company. Include some financial information such as the stock price, its profitability, and other financial information that is relevant.

About company

As per Corporate website, "St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. St. Jude Medical is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and has four major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation.
The St. Jude Medical product portfolio includes implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, pacemakers, electrophysiology catheters, mapping and visualization systems, vascular closure devices, heart valve replacement and repair products, spinal cord stimulation and deep brain stimulation devices. "

http://www.sjm.com/corporate/about-us.aspx
Major segments:

As per moneycentral.com, "It operates in four segments: Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), Cardiovascular (CV), Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and Neuromodulation (NMD). The Company's principal ...

Solution Summary

The initial public offerings for St. Jude's medical hospital is examined. Why the company is unique is determined.

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