M8-Mergers - Mergers Briefly describe a corporate merger...

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MergersBriefly describe a corporate merger that you have read about recently or been part of as an employee. What kind of a merger was it? How well is it working from the perspectives of the various stockholders? As far as you are able to determine, what factors are contributing to the success or lack of it? Corporate mergers have become an important tool for companies that want to remain relevant in the current ever changing economy globally and without them, most of the brands that are well known today would not be in the positions they are in now. If one is not careful, mergers also have its share of failures and many times companies disappear suddenly after another company has acquired and run it into the ground.Recently, there have been articles on the merger between Disney and Pixar. Pixar and Disney began working together on January 25, 2006, in a deal worth 7.4 billion dollars. Ever since then, the two have successfully managed to produce the best movies such as Brave, WALL-E Up and Inside Out. Most refer to this union as a match made in cartoon heaven (Catmull, 2008). The merger not only allowed these two to collaborate but also managed to bring in the new air into other divisions of Disney. Frozen was the fifth highest grossing movie, while at the box office, Tangled and Frozen managed to garner tremendous attention.Pixar-Disney merger was vertical. The reason is that Pixar's specialty is in animation, and the primary aim

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