Answer the following questions for each M&A.
– Which companies are the acquirer and the target (i.e., acquiree)? Briefly introduce each company.
– When did the merger or acquisition occur and what is the acquisition price and percentage of
ownership of the acquirer?
– How did the acquirer pay for the acquisition (e.g., cash, stock, debt)?
– What is the type of the M&A (for e.g., backward vertical integration, market extension…etc) and
what were the expected benefits?
– Were there any contingent considerations involved? Describe.
– How did the acquirer account for the M&A (e.g., goodwill/gain)? Notice that accounting for the
acquisition differs according to the accouting standard that was effective when the acquisition was
completed (pre-2001, 2001-2007, post 2007).
– How did operating performance change in the long-term (e.g., EPS, ROA/ROE changes before
and after the M&A)?
– In your opinion, is the M&A successful in the long-term? To answer this question, you may
consider financial indicators (e.g., EPS, ROA,ROE) and other indicators such as competitiveness,
market share, innovativeness…etc. You can also assess whether the expected benefits from the
acquisition were realized or not.

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