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International Mergers - Dow Jones and News Corp

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• 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?

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Solution Summary

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.