Of the many reasons discussed in your readings for making acquisitions, the rationale that may be the strongest is that acquisitions allow firms to capture new capabilities. From among the other reasons for making an acquisition listed in the readings, choose the one that you think provides the strongest rationale for making an acquisition. Defend your choice with research and provide appropriate examples.
Similar to the previous bullet point, choose a reason for making an acquisition that you think provides the weakest rationale. Defend your choice with research and provide appropriate examples.
As noted in the course lecture, mergers and acquisitions are similar strategic moves. Evaluate some of the reasons that an organization might choose one option (merger or acquisition) over the other. Defend your reasons with research and provide appropriate examples.