Read "International Mergers"
Respond to the following:
• If you had been a shareholder of Dow Jones, what tradeoffs would you have considered when deciding whether to take the $60 per share or the shares in Ruby Newco?
• Discuss the differences in merger practices between U.S. companies and companies in other countries. What changes are occurring in international merger activity, particularly in Western Europe and Japan?
Examination of the International merger of Dow Jones and News Corp. The shareholders of Dow Jones faced a decisions to take cash or convertible stock. Since the Dow Jones and News Corp. merger was international, a review of potential issues with international mergers and current merger conditions Western Europe and Japan.