Cultural Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

Cultural Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

For this assignment, you will write a paper in a Microsoft Word document. The length should be no more than five pages of content (quality versus quantity). Your paper should be written in APA style with appropriate references and bibliography. Titles pages and abstracts are not necessary. 2. Complete the assigned readings for this unit and review Assessment of Students’ Submissions for BUS 630-Business Law in Materials below. The good news is this week’s reading assignment does not include a review of case law, but we will still be applying the law of business to a business transaction. 3. In addition to your textbook, reading the following: Changing Old Antitrust Thinking for a New Guilded Age at The New York Times (website) A Massive Healthcare Industry Merger- Cigna & Express Scripts https://medcitynews.com/2018/08/cigna-express-scripts-shareholders-approve-54-billion-acquisition-deal/ https://www.cigna.com/newsroom/news-releases/2018/cigna-completes-combination-with-express-scripts-establishing-a-blueprint-to-transform-the-health-care-system https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cigna-completes-54-billion-purchase-of-express-scripts-2018-12-20 Mayer, et al., Business Law and the Legal Environment: Executive MBA Edition,Chapters 15-17. Comprehensive M&A Due Diligence Checklist for Buyers Top Ten Issues in M&A Transactions at the Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton, PC (website) Cultural Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions International mergers and Acquisitions Law at the Posternak, Blankstein and Lund LLP (website) The article below is an overview of industry mergers in recent years and what it means in those specific industries. Pay attention to the numbers and percentages of market share of only a relative few companies in each industry. Think about the strategic implications of mergers and acquisitions. Consider the idea that being big means you can control the industry to your benefit. Next week, we will talk more specifically about anti-trust issues and controlling one industry as a company, but this article gets into that a little bit as well. Changing Old Antitrust Thinking for a New Guilded Age at The New York Times (website) A Massive Healthcare Industry Merger- Cigna & Express Scripts https://medcitynews.com/2018/08/cigna-express-scripts-shareholders-approve-54-billion-acquisition-deal/ https://www.cigna.com/newsroom/news-releases/2018/cigna-completes-combination-with-express-scripts-establishing-a-blueprint-to-transform-the-health-care-system https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cigna-completes-54-billion-purchase-of-express-scripts-2018-12-20 4. In your writing assignment, legally evaluate the implications of the merger for Cigna from all sides. First, evaluate it as a competitor and how the competitor can survive the merger of these companies. Then, evaluate it as the two corporations that are merging and how they are going to handle the merger lawfully, ethically, etc. Then evaluate Cigna’s dilemma about its market share and, ultimately, its survival as a result of the merger. Finally, include a business action plan for each of these scenarios. Mergers is a key term here and should be understood in its legal and strategic Conduct proper research to support your conclusions about the law to support your answer. Your paper should address the following sections: Important Facts Parties Legal Issues Jurisdiction Legal Analysis Business Action Plan Change the Law/Precedent? – A question to consider: Is the U.S. law regarding mergers and acquisitions beneficial or detrimental to commerce?