A marriage made in heaven

Firms have a choice when it comes to growth. The IB syllabus requires consideration of both internal/organic and external growth, and within external growth students need to evaluate joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and takeovers as a means of achieving a firm’s growth objectives. In 2011, PwC the global professional services consultancy put the total value of merger and acquisition deals at $149 billion, up by a third from 2010, with the average deal coming it at $105 million, up from ...