Corporate finance essay – evaluation of a merger or acquisition | MBA 6081 – Corporate Finance | Columbia Southern University

Essay (3 pages in length)
Instructions
Evaluation of a Merger or Acquisition

Analysis of a merger or an acquisition. 
Find a company’s annual report. 
You may choose any recent merger or acquisition (within the last 5 years). 
Analyze the success of the merger or acquisition.

The completed project should include the information listed below.
 Provide an introduction to the companies involved in the merger or acquisition. Include the companies’ background information and the reasons for the merger.
 Evaluate the financial statements of both companies (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).
 Evaluate the potential and actual risks that occurred during the merger and what the companies could have done differently to mitigate these risks.
 Discuss the companies’ management of human capital in the merger or acquisition.
 Evaluate the soundness of the company’s financial policies after the merger (e.g., capital structure, debt, leverage, dividend policy, enterprise risk management, and others.) based on the material covered during class.
 Include a synopsis of your findings, including your recommendations and rationale for whether the merger or acquisition was beneficial to both companies and your recommendation on best practices for moving forward.