Many corporate acquisitions result in losses to the acquiring firms’ stockholders. A coworker has asked you to explain what a firm would gain from purchasing another corporation. Explain to the coworker the fundamentals of corporate acquisitions.

Discussion Board Assignment Guidelines:

  • Research corporate acquisitions using your text, course      materials, and Web resources and then answer the following questions:
    • Why do firms purchase other corporations?
    • Do firms pay too much for the acquired corporation?
    • Why do so many acquisitions result in shareholder       losses?

Many corporate acquisitions result in losses to the acquiring firms’ stockholders. A coworker has asked you to explain what a firm would gain from purchasing another corporation. Explain to the coworker the fundamentals of corporate acquisitions.

Discussion Board Assignment Guidelines:

  • Research corporate acquisitions using your text, course      materials, and Web resources and then answer the following questions:
    • Why do firms purchase other corporations?
    • Do firms pay too much for the acquired corporation?
    • Why do so many acquisitions result in shareholder       losses?
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