Create a detailed scenario in which a merger or acquisition would be a viable strategy to implement. Consider who the merger or acquisition would involve, the market conditions making it a good choice, and the type of strategy that would make it a success.
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The focus of Wal-Mart is to help people save money to help them live better. The objective of Wal-Mart remains to continue its growth in the US. Now because of economic weakness, several other store chains are reeling under losses. There are companies that are willing to sell off their chains in the US at attractive prices. Wal-Mart would have to negotiate with these chains and enter into an acquisition deal. This would bring it success. Wal-Mart according to its Annual Report is seeking to open stores in the convenience format. So, if Wal-Mart acquired a store chain that has stores whose average area would be 30,000 square feet, such an acquisition would support the growth objectives of Wal-Mart in the USA. Such an ...
This answer provides you an excellent discussion on Wal-Mart merger or acquisition. The market conditions allow for a choice to be made.