The Walt Disney Company Acquires Activision Blizzard, Inc

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1. Locate a publicly traded company in an industry that interests you. Find a publicly traded competitor which is suitable for a merger or acquisition with this firm. 2. Write a ten page double spaced paper (not including exhibits) on why the company should be acquired and what purchase price should be paid. Your analysis should include the “real” reasons behind the merger and not the standard answers. Major topics should include: A brief background of the industry which the company operates, a background on the company and the management team, the acquisition purchase price (you may want to include a base purchase price and the maximum purchase price your firm would be willing to pay), what makes this merger a good fit, a brief strategy on how the company will operate after the merger, and how the deal would be financed. 3. You have an enormous amount of material to use for this project. Annual Reports and 10Ks can be obtained by contacting the company’s Investor Services Department. 4.Try to expand your financial analysis a little more. What do those numbers mean? Impact? Try to do your own financial calculations, and see what does those numbers actually mean? Not only for the current time, rather in the long run. Try to capture how this will impact the merge, the position in the industry and what does it mean? Try to expand in your strategy and synergies analysis.




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