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Should PepsiCo buy Quaker Oats?

This is a three part problem, with this being the last part. Part one contains all information regarding the assignment and can be found here: http://brainmass.com/business/finance/61030. Part two is found here: https://brainmass.com/business/finance/61033.

Now for Part 3 - Question: What should PepsiCo's CEO recommend to PepsiCo's Board? Should PepsiCo buy Quaker - why or why not?

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Pepsi Company is one of the most successful consumer product companies in the world. The history of the company clearly reveals that the company has always been a king in the market. It strengthened and maintained its presence even in hard times through its strategic management and
acquisition policies.

At the present time, the company has a good fame record in the market and even a small decision regarding acquisitions is likely to have a great impact on shareholders wealth. Therefore, Pepsico`s CEO should analyze the situation thoroughly by taking into account each possible
course of action & evaluating its pros & cons before making a decision.

In my opinion, he should support & ...