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Session 2

Mergers and Acquisitions: What Investors Need to Know

Before watching it check the glossary to help you understand the video.

a.Interchangeably: capable of being interchanged

b.Ownership: the state, relation, or fact of being an owner

c.To allow: give (someone) permission to do something

d.A deal: an agreement

e.To decline: (typically of something regarded as good) become smaller, fewer, or less; decrease

f.To rise: move from a lower position to a higher one; come or go up.

g.Bid: an offer of a price, especially at an auction. To offer

h.Profit: money that is earned in trade or business after paying the costs of producing and selling goods and services

i.Massive loss: when a business spends a lot more money than it earns

j.To assess: to decide the quality or importance of something

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Now, fill in the blanks using the words from exercise

a.The titles general manager and operations manager are often used __________________.

b.The manager does not ________ supervisors to have their lunch after 3:00 pm.

c.Taxes will ________________, and social programs will grow.

d.He made mistakes, but he wants to take _____________ and responsible enough to take corrective action.

e.In 1907 the net ___________ on these was over £8000.

f.Pacific Bell had a __________________ last quarter.

g.Buying this car has been the best________ ever. I only paid $5000 pesos for it!

h.This auction site has millions of products, retail and wholesale, and gives everyone an equal chance to ____________ on items.

i.She was trained to ___________, protect, repair, and sustain government systems through any kind of crisis.

j.The unemployment rate ____________ due to the government efforts during the last year.

Mergers and Acquisitions: What Investors Need to Know

Answer the following questions:

1.What is a merger?

2.What is an acquisition?

Watch the video again and decide whether the statements are true or false.

Correct the false ones.

1.Exxon and Mobil merged in 2009 to form a new company, ExxonMobil.

2.Amazon acquired Whole Foods in June of 2017.

3.Companies do M&As for a number of reasons: to increase performance, decrease costs, diversify their business, or to grow market share by buying a competitor.

4.In 2001, America Online refused to merge with Time Warner in a massive 165-billion-dollar merger.

5.In an acquisition, once plans are made public, the acquiring company's stock price typically declines…

6.Trading companies involved in mergers and acquisitions could result in a substantial profit, or a substantial loss, in a short time frame.