What was the motive behind the merger/acquisition? What internal and external factors impacted the merger/acquisition decision? Use specific examples to justify your response. Which of the two unsuccessful merger/acquisitions you reviewed held the most risk of not working from the onset? Why? Give examples. Did either company use metrics during the merger/acquisition process to measure their progress? Describe and explain at least two additional metrics which could have been used by each company in monitoring their progress during the M&A process.

Pick one of the renewable energy sources and present a one page case that this source of energy should be used more. Be sure to include some facts about its levels of current use and potential use as well as advantages and disadvantages. (Last semester a number of students picked a non-renewable energy sources rather than a renewable source, and had to do the assignment over. So be sure that you pick a renewable sources.)
September 17, 2020
Prepare an 11- to 15-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) that assesses a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to a current, previous, or potential future work environment. Use at least 10 scholarly sources that are suitable for research in a graduate-level course. Your paper must include the following: 1. A description of a business situation that presents a legal and ethical issue. The business situation must be from prior, current, or anticipated future employment experiences or from a current event. The description of the business situation must not exceed two pages. An analysis of the ethical concerns raised by the situation. 2. Apply at least two different ethical theories to the situation to support at least two different outcomes. 3. The paper must determine which ethical outlook as applied to this particular situation will result in the best legal outcome for the business. 4. An explanation of at least three of the relevant areas of law that have been addressed in this course (e.g., constitutional law, contracts, anti-trust law, securities regulations, employment law, environmental law, crimes, or torts) and an assessment of the each area of law as it applies to the business situation identified. 5. A recommendation to reduce liability exposure and improve the ethical climate or the overall ethics of the situation. Your recommendation must be supported by specific legal, ethical, and business principles. ___________________________________
September 17, 2020

What was the motive behind the merger/acquisition? What internal and external factors impacted the merger/acquisition decision? Use specific examples to justify your response. Which of the two unsuccessful merger/acquisitions you reviewed held the most risk of not working from the onset? Why? Give examples. Did either company use metrics during the merger/acquisition process to measure their progress? Describe and explain at least two additional metrics which could have been used by each company in monitoring their progress during the M&A process.

Assignment 1: LASA 2 – Analysis of Real Merger/Acquisition Cases

By Saturday, July 26, 2014, complete the following assignment and submit it to theM5: Assignment 1 Dropbox. Using the Argosy library, Internet and other sources, locate two examples of mergers or acquisitions that failed.  Be sure the articles contain enough information about what actually happened in the failed merger or acquisition so that you can answer the questions below. Directions:
    1. Write a review comparing the two unsuccessful mergers/acquisitions you found. Address the following questions for each of the mergers/acquisitions you chose:
      1. What was the motive behind the merger/acquisition? What internal and external factors impacted the merger/acquisition decision?  Use specific examples to justify your response.
      2. Which of the two unsuccessful merger/acquisitions you reviewed held the most risk of not working from the onset? Why? Give examples.
      3. Did either company use metrics during the merger/acquisition process to measure their progress? Describe and explain at least two additional metrics which could have been used by each company in monitoring their progress during the M&A process.
 
    1. Read the following article: What makes a merger successful by Paul Walker and David Hanna which describes a successful merger. Comment on the following:
      1. What research was conducted by both CEO’s on the other business before the merger? Why was this important?
      2. What management strengths and business process expertise did the companies demonstrate that helped make the merger successful?
      3. What role did the vision statement play in the success?  Why is it important to have a vision statement?
      4. Compare the successful merger to one of the unsuccessful mergers you found.  What three actions did Sage and State of the Art do that the unsuccessful merger did not do or did not do well?
 
  1. Make sure to include at least 3 outside resources, one of which may be your text, to justify your suggestions.  Your report should be professional and directed toward middle management.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Described the motive for each of two selected mergers/acquisitions and the internal and/or external factors which impacted the M& A decision.
32
Gave valid examples of the risks one of the selected companies took that were more serious than the other selected company.
32
Named two metrics that could have been used to measure the success/failure of the merger process.
32
Described the research the CEO’s of the successful merger conducted prior to the merger and its importance.
32
Described the management strength and business process expertise of both companies (successful merger) that enabled the success of the merger.
40
Discussed role of vision statement in making a merger successful.
28
Described and explained three actions taken by the successful merger that the unsuccessful mergers did not take that might have helped in the merger process.
40
Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style
64
Total:
300

Assignment 1: LASA 2 – Analysis of Real Merger/Acquisition Cases

By Saturday, July 26, 2014, complete the following assignment and submit it to theM5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.

Using the Argosy library, Internet and other sources, locate two examples of mergers or acquisitions that failed.  Be sure the articles contain enough information about what actually happened in the failed merger or acquisition so that you can answer the questions below.

Directions:

    1. Write a review comparing the two unsuccessful mergers/acquisitions you found. Address the following questions for each of the mergers/acquisitions you chose:
      1. What was the motive behind the merger/acquisition? What internal and external factors impacted the merger/acquisition decision?  Use specific examples to justify your response.
      2. Which of the two unsuccessful merger/acquisitions you reviewed held the most risk of not working from the onset? Why? Give examples.
      3. Did either company use metrics during the merger/acquisition process to measure their progress? Describe and explain at least two additional metrics which could have been used by each company in monitoring their progress during the M&A process.

 

    1. Read the following article: What makes a merger successful by Paul Walker and David Hanna which describes a successful merger. Comment on the following:
      1. What research was conducted by both CEO’s on the other business before the merger? Why was this important?
      2. What management strengths and business process expertise did the companies demonstrate that helped make the merger successful?
      3. What role did the vision statement play in the success?  Why is it important to have a vision statement?
      4. Compare the successful merger to one of the unsuccessful mergers you found.  What three actions did Sage and State of the Art do that the unsuccessful merger did not do or did not do well?

 

  1. Make sure to include at least 3 outside resources, one of which may be your text, to justify your suggestions.  Your report should be professional and directed toward middle management.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Described the motive for each of two selected mergers/acquisitions and the internal and/or external factors which impacted the M& A decision.
32
Gave valid examples of the risks one of the selected companies took that were more serious than the other selected company.
32
Named two metrics that could have been used to measure the success/failure of the merger process.
32
Described the research the CEO’s of the successful merger conducted prior to the merger and its importance.
32
Described the management strength and business process expertise of both companies (successful merger) that enabled the success of the merger.
40
Discussed role of vision statement in making a merger successful.
28
Described and explained three actions taken by the successful merger that the unsuccessful mergers did not take that might have helped in the merger process.
40
Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice

Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion

Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style

64
Total:
300

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