Merger or Acquisition

Essay (3 pages in length)


Evaluation of a Merger or Acquisition

  1. Analysis of a merger or an acquisition. 
  2. Find a company’s annual report. 
  3. You may choose any recent merger or acquisition (within the last 5 years). 
  4. Analyze the success of the merger or acquisition.

The completed project should include the information listed below.

 Provide an introduction to the companies involved in the merger or acquisition. Include the companies’ background information and the reasons for the merger.

 Evaluate the financial statements of both companies (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).

 Evaluate the potential and actual risks that occurred during the merger and what the companies could have done differently to mitigate these risks.

 Discuss the companies’ management of human capital in the merger or acquisition.

 Evaluate the soundness of the company’s financial policies after the merger (e.g., capital structure, debt, leverage, dividend policy, enterprise risk management, and others.) based on the material covered during class.

 Include a synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether the merger or acquisition was beneficial to both companies and your recommendation on best practices for moving forward.

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