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Danaher Study Questions

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1) What is your assessment of the Danaher's diversification strategy? How does Danaher create value through diversification and mergers and acquisitions? What concerns do you have with their strategy?

3) What is your analysis of how Danaher manages diversification?

4) What is your assessment of Danaher's approach to post merger integration?

5) What can we learn from Danaher?

LVMH: Managing the Multi-Brand Conglomerate

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1. What is your assessment of LVMH’s diversification? Does it make sense for the company to compete on a scope that includes champagne, jewelry, fashion, cosmetics, and retailing? How does it add value to its different businesses? Is …show more content…

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