Acquisition And Acquisition Of Aol / Warner And Disney / Pixar

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This paper is about two companies that went through same type of change (merger and acquisition) with different outcomes. Merger is combination of two or more companies in which the assets and liabilities of the selling firms are absorbed by the buying firm. Although the buying firm may be a considerably different organization after the merger, it retains its original identity while Acquisition is the purchase of an asset or an entire company (Sherman, A. J., & Hart, M. A. (2005). Chapter 1: The Basics of Mergers and Acquisitions. In, Mergers & Acquisitions from A to Z. American Management Association International.).
This paper analyzes the changes two companies of AOL/Time Warner and Disney/Pixar went through and what affects the changes had on each of them. Moreover it explains images of change and their affect on each of these companies.
The AOL and Time Warner Merger
In 2000, AOL merged with Time Warner in a deal worth over$30 billion which was one of the largest mergers in American business history. The main reason for the merger was to deliver branded information, entertainment and communication services over rapidly converging media platforms. Before the merger AOL was one of the top internet service providers in the US and Time warner was one of the top Cable companies in The States.
Although it was one of the largest mergers ever at the time of its announcement, this merger later emerged to be one of the most catastrophic. It resulted in the rapid decline of
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