Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions


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Which of the following BEST defines an acquisition?

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1. Which of the following BEST describes a merger?

2. What tactic is employed by a target company if it attempts to dilute the value of the shares held by the acquiring company?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the types of corporate expansion. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding tactics used during acquisitions and the difference between acquisitions and mergers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Defining acquisition and merger
  • The type of acquisition when the management of the target company resists
  • Identifying the tactics used by target companies in various acquisition scenarios

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as merger and acquisition
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of corporate expansion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tactics used during acquisitions and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ins and outs of corporate expansion, review the corresponding lesson on the Types of Corporate Expansion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define acquisition
  • Recognize that a merger is a type of acquisition
  • Know what happens during a hostile takeover
  • Understand the usage of the term 'shark repellent' in terms of corporate expansion
  • Review the tactics of golden parachutes, tin parachutes, poison pills, greenmail, sandbagging, Pac-Man, scorched earth and suicide pills