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    Walmart's Candidates for Merger/Acquisition

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    1. If you were to pick one company for Walmart to merge with, what would it be? Explain your choice with respect to possible benefits of this merger and why you would choose this company over any other choice for a potential.

    2. How would you finance a takeover of this chosen corporation? Explain your reasoning.

    3. What would your second and third choices be for a merger with Walmart company? Again, explain your reasoning for wanting to merge with these companies, and why they would be second or third choices rather than your first choice.

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    1. I would probably put Sears at the top of my list. While the Sears/KMart merger was relatively a disaster, the current company has very inexpensive stock (current market cap of $8b) and is a fairly good value. Wal-Mart has a lot of money (in fact, they have exactly $8b cash on hand) and by taking over Sears it gains a number of things including the Brand, distribution networks, and a slightly higher clientele. Sears and Wal-Mart share many of the same ...

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    The solution contains the OTA's opinion in regards to each question, as well as the reasoning on which that opinion is based.