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1. Which of the above theories overlap and in what way?
2. Why, do you think, is it difficult to find adequate empirical support for any of them?
205 (Box 8.4) 1. Why may a business favour borrowing, as a means of financing growth, over other sources of finance?
(Box 8.4) 2. What are the strengths and weaknesses of diversification as a business growth strategy?
35 Chapter 8 (albeit probably not as great as with the other two types of merger). For example, there could be marketing, warehousing, distribution and financial economies. Disadvantages arise largely from a lack of focus and a lack of detailed understanding of the markets into which it expands. Also some of the acquired companies may be less profitable.

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