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Potential merger candidate for Apple, Inc.

If you were to pick one company for your SLP company (APPLE) to merge with, what would it be and why?

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NOTE:
1. Remember that this is just a guide and not something that can be passed for class requirements
2. Don't forget to use the references mentioned in the SLP requirement.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Apple, Inc.'s (NasdaqGS: AAPL) mergers and acquisitions history shows that majority of the companies it acquired in the past are in the software business; however, lately, it has been acquiring companies that actually produce physical products. Nevertheless, I recommend that Apple, Inc. acquire Yahoo! Inc. (NasdaqGS: YHOO).
I have three reasons why I think Yahoo! Is a good candidate.
1. Google, Inc. (NasdaqGS: GOOG) has been stepping up its strategic efforts to compete, even surpass, Apple at where it is good at. Yahoo! Would just be the thing for Apple to retake some of its market share gained by Google.
2. As of Friday's, June 13, 2014, closing price, Apple is valued at $553.52 billion (Yahoo! Finance, 2014) while Yahoo! is valued at $35.33 billion (Yahoo! ...

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This solution picks one company for Apple to merge with, giving three general reasons an going into detail.

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