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Week 13 - Types of Organizations Review

Week 13 - Types of Organizations Review

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Published by: travelerpat on May 20, 2009
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Merger:
s
The
union of two corporations
to form a new corporation
Acquisition:
s
A larger company
buying
a smaller one
Divestiture
s
A firm
 selling off 
one or more of its business units (often unrelated or underperforming units)
Spin-off 
s
Setting up one or more of the company’s units as
new businesses
(purpose: toraise capital)
Joint venture
 
s
2 companies
setting up a new
(outside)
 company for collaboration and joint ownership
 
Mergers:
AT&T Wireless merged with Cingular, to becomethe national leader in cell phone service.Cingular no longer exists as a brand.
Acquisitions:
 JPMorgan Chase bought Bear Stearns for $240million (March 17, 2008)
Google purchased DoubleClick, an onlineadvertising company, for US$3.1 billion. (April2007)
HP bought Compaq Computer. Although theCompaq brand name still exists, the companyno longer exists.

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