Read the following article:
- “Warren Buffett Buys New-Car Retail Chain, and related readings,” Wall Street Journal, Oct. 2, 2014 (PDF)
- “SABMiller Gets Takeover Approach from Anheuser-Busch InBev, and related readings,” Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2015 (PDF)
- Discuss why Warren Buffett acquired the Van Tuyl Group of auto dealerships, and why AmBev wants to acquire acquiring SABMiller; how did industry and environmental changes, technology, and cost considerations, in the auto dealership and global beer industries, shape these deals?
- What can we learn from these two acquisitions about the strategic reasons for choosing mergers as a growth strategy, and about the impact of a merger on other competitors and the industry as a whole?
Note: Your posts on the articles should be between 300 to 500 words.