Live Nation or Ticketmaster

Horizontal Integration is a type of strategy pursued by a company in order to strengthen its position in the industry. Within your Thompson (2022) text, read the Chapter 6 Assurance of Learning Exercise #1 related to Live Nation ( and respond to the following questions:

How has the company used horizontal mergers and acquisitions to strengthen its competitive position?
Are these moves primarily offensive or defensive? Please explain.
Has either Live Nation or Ticketmaster achieved any type of advantage based on the timing of its strategic moves?
Relate your response to each of the above to our coursework (Thompson text) from this week.

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