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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Restructuring

On September 30, 2000, Mattel®, a major toy manufacturer, virtually gave away The Learning Company®, a maker of software for toys, to rid itself of a disastrous acquisition of a software publishing firm that actually had cost the firm hundreds of millions of dollars. Mattel, which had paid $3.5 billion for the firm in 1999, so

Acquisition and Shareholder Value

An acquisition creates shareholder value: 1. by acquiring a business whose fundamental value is lower than the purchase price 2. as long as the fundamental value of the target plus the future value of the synergies is greater than the purchase price 3. as long as the fundamental value of the target plus the present value

How to Sustain Organizational Identification After a Merger

Please critique the following article with a literature review, methodology and state key findings. Dick, R., Ullrich, J., & Tissington, P. A. (2006). Working Under a Black Cloud: How to Sustain Organizational Identification after a Merger*. British Journal of management, 17(S1), S69-S79.

An analysis of the EADS group: Article Analysis

Please critique the following article: Barmeyer, C., & Mayrhofer, U. (2008). The contribution of intercultural management to the success of international mergers and acquisitions: An analysis of the EADS group. International Business Review, 17(1), 28-38 In your critique, please include and identification of methodology, as

Managing Post-Acquisition Cultural Change

Please the following article: identify methodology, gaps, and key findings. Ahmad, R., Rashid, M., & Zia-ur-Rehman, M. Managing Post-Acquisition Cultural Change: A case Study of Union Bank Limited (Now Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited).

Cross-Border Acquisition Abandonment

Please critique this article by identifying methodology, gap and key findings. Dikova, D., Sahib, P. R., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2009). Cross-border acquisition abandonment and completion: The effect of institutional differences and organizational learning in the international business service industry, 1981-2001. Journal

Article Review - Friendly Merger Evaluation

Here is an article I need to look at in further detail: In particular, I have been asked to examine the methodology employed by the researchers as well as their key finding and an explanation of a gap, if there is one.

Acquisition Response & Behavior and Board Characteristics

Please give me some ideas on the article below, paying particular attention to the methodology described, if there's any gap and also the key findings that may occur.

Strategic and Psychological Preparation for Mergers - Article Review

Please critique Articles 11 attached, identify methodology, gap and key findings Please critique the article below as best you can, including an identification of the methodology used, the gap and any key findings the writer may have concluded.

M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities and Risks

Please critique the following article regarding M&A Beyond Borders: Opportunities and Risks. Identify methodology, gap and key findings:

Merger and acquisitions critique

Read: Enhancing the success of mergers and acquisitions: an organizational culture perspective - Mike Schraeder To critique a merger and acquisition article in order to highlight gaps in the literature review, the method of analysis used in the methodology and the reasons for failure or sucess of the M&A.

High Tech Firm Acquisition

Your firm is interested in acquiring a high tech firm to expand its business. It is considering making the acquisition using cash, stock, or a combination of both. You have been tasked to make a recommendation on the type of acquisition that will result with the minimal tax impact. Analyze the pros and cons of cash, stock, and c

Consolidating effect of mergers and acquisitions

Firms have more than one option for diversifying; among these options are the following: corporate entrepreneurship, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. Mergers and acquisitions can have a consolidating effect in the industry, and may force other industry players to merge. When a company 'buys' another company wit

Project Acquisition Management

1. Using CJCSI 3170.01 describe the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). 2. What are Key Performance Parameters (KPP) and why are they necessary to be defined in the acquisition process? 3. What are the four elements of Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR-KPP)? 4. Why is interoperability im

Cisco Systems and successful acquisitions

1. Investigate the approach that Cisco Systems has used in its many successful acquisitions. What are some of the human resource practices that have made its acquisitions successful? 2. If human resources are a major source of competitive advantage and the key determinant of an organization's ability to pursue a given strate

Program management, acquisition, and evaluation

1. Define Program Management (within the DoD) and list three traits of an effective program manager. 2. What are Acquisition Categories (ACATs) and why is the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) important? 3. What is the PPBE process and explain the Request for Proposal (RFP) process? 4. Where does Test & Evaluation (T&E

Acquisition Management

Read Chapter One of Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management, Chapter One of Joint Program Management Handbook, visit and read DoDD 5000.1 sections 1, 2, & 3 and Answer the questions below. 1. Describe the roles of the Executive Branch, Congress, and defense industry in Defense Acquisition. Wha

Acquisition System

What would necessitate the DoD to have a structured, regulated, and robust acquisition system?

SLP: General Electric case study on designing a merger effectively to assuring the overall outcome is proficient to meeting the designated stakeholders expections within the marketplace.

Company Used: General Electric For this SLP, think about your SLP company and the possibility of it merging with another company. Write a two to three page paper answering the following questions: 1. If you were to pick one company for your SLP company to merge with, what would it be? Explain your choice with respect to

Business Assessment in designing a model for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of an organization for possible acquisition or sufficient market placement to improving competition.

I need help with the following assignment: Research the Internet for a publicly traded company (preferably one that is on the small side with only one or two core products) and then download the annual report for the most recent year reported for use in this assignment. Based on your review and analysis of the annual rep

EPS, PE, and Mergers

The shareholders of Flannery Company have voted in favor of a buyout offer from Stultz Corporation. Information about each firm is given here: Flannery Stultz Price-earnings ratio 5.60 16.80 Shares outstanding 59,000 177,000 Earnings $225,000 $900,000 Flannery's shareholders will receive one share of Stultz stock for every

Risk Reduction and Mergers

Two large, publicly owned firms are contemplating a merger. No operating synergy is expected. However, since returns on the 2 firms are not perfectly positively correlated, the standard deviation of earnings would be reduced for the combined corporation. One group of consultants argues that this risk reduction is sufficient grou

United and Continental Airline Merger

Research the United and Continental Airline merger, evaluate the challenges experienced during the merger and the resulting impact to the business. Assess the effect of mergers and acquisitions on the company's customers, employees, and shareholders, and determine how what has been learned can be applied to companies doing a