You may choose any recent merger or acquisition (within the last 5 years). And analyze the success of the merger or acquisition.

The completed project should include the information listed below.

v Provide an introduction to the companies involved in the merger or acquisition. 

v Include the companies’ background information and the reasons for the merger.

v Evaluate the financial statements of both companies (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement).

v Evaluate the potential and actual risks that occurred during the merger and what the companies could have done differently to mitigate these risks.

v Discuss the companies’ management of human capital in the merger or acquisition.

v 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.

v 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.

· This analysis should be at least three (3) pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages.

· Support your findings and recommendations with evidence from the annual report and at least five scholarly sources, industry reports. 

· Use APA 7th edition format to cite and reference all sources, including any websites that were used to access company information.
 

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