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Riordan Manufacturing: Go Public Through an IPO or Acquire Another Company?

Riordan Manufacturing: In which you compare and contrast the three options and make a recommendation as to which strategy the selected organization should choose.

Options:
1. Weaknesses of each approach
2. Strengths of each approach
3. Opportunities of each approach
4. Threats of each approach

Approaches:
a. They can go public through an IPO.
b. They can acquire another company in the same industry.

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Riordan Manufacturing

Riordan Manufacturing: In which you compare and contrast the three options and make a recommendation as to which strategy the selected organization should choose.

Options:
1. Weaknesses of each approach
2. Strengths of each approach
3. Opportunities of each approach
4. Threats of each approach

Approaches:
a. They can go public through an IPO.

1. Weaknesses of each approach
Riordan can go public through an IPO; the weakness of this approach is that the management/ owners will lose a part of the ownership of the company. This means lower control over the company. Further, the process of making an IPO issue is costly and time consuming and may disrupt the normal activities of Riordan. Further, information will have to be provided every quarter in accordance to the requirements of the SEC. Other legal and regulatory requirements are costly and time consuming.

2. Strengths of each approach ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a SWOT analysis for the two strategies in approximately 500 words.

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