orporations are constantly trying to maximize their profits by increasing or decreasing the size of their operations. They do this via mergers or acquisitions (M&A’s), and/or spinoffs, downsizing and outsourcing.
Within the last 10 years, research a corporate merger between two corporations (e.g. Time Warner/AOL, Sprint/Nextel or Sirius/XM radio) that is publicly traded with public stock holders and then addresses the following in a 1 or 2 page APA style response:
Compare the profitability of the firms (including stocks prices) before and after the merger.
What were the anticipated sources of the improved profitability?
Were they realized? Why or why not?