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Andrew Chase Senior Business Forum April 1, 2009 Largest Mergers and Acquisitions in the past 24 months TARGET COMPANY BUYER DEAL VALUE 1. Philip Morris International Shareholders $113 billion I feel this is a good deal because the stock has been stable even over the past year. Also people tend to drink and smoke more during a recession. 2. Wyeth Pfizer $67.2 billion This was a wise decision because Pfizer’s blockbuster drug Lipitor will lose patent rights in a couple of years and Wyeth has many new drugs in their late stages of testing. Wyeth also has many Alzheimer’s drugs in testing which could be a great success. 3. Anheuser-Busch InBev $60.4 billion I think that this was a great deal for InBev because they received a fair price and acquired
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Unformatted text preview: a quality company. Anheuser-Busch has a large global market and great customers and brand recognition. 4. Merrill Lynch & Co Bank of America $48.8 billion I feel that this was a bad investment considering that the value of the stock has dropped by more than a third. The company was bought for a $29 share and is now only worth $6.82. This was just one of many unforeseen stocks that have fallen dramatically over the past year. 5. Genentech Inc Roche Holdings $43.7 billion I believe that this was a good deal because Roche was able to get a fair price for the company after the sharp declines in the market. Roche will acquire a top rated drug company and also receive a large tax refund....
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