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To start with the company that has acquired another company and operates internationally is Amazon which is an international operating company. It operates globally as the world leader of electronic commerce through online purchases (About Amazon, 2014). Being a leader in this field of electronics is due to its strong user shopping experience where the user is able to quickly find and purchase products. Similarly, this applies to the seller who is able to quickly process online purchases and make a profit.
Amazon Inc. acquired the Zappos Company through acquisition which was also engaged in e-commerce mainly due to many of the customers loyalty, it seemed to be Amazon’s rivalry hence the need for acquisition where Amazon Inc. bought Zappos to which all its existing shareholders and investors will exchange their Zappo stock for Amazon stock to which once done Amazon will become the only shareholder of Zappos stock or keep Zappos running as their subsidiary (About Amazon, 2014). Another corporation that merged and acquired other companies is the Microsoft Corporation which merged with Nokia Corporation.
The Nokia Company gained from the merger due to the cleverly blended hardware and software’s in new ways and its ability to reach new markets with different products and its bid to offer competitive new distintictive products.
Other United States corporations that have merged are the Flipkart which had an intended merger with Myntra to which they were to remain separate entities after the merger happened, hence a boost to the consolidation of e-commerce. They were based in Bangalore and wanted to give competition to Amazon.
The other public corporation that does not have a history of mergers and acquisitions and operates solely within the United States is the Ball Corporation which is a corporation founded in 1880, and is involved in products of metal containers, packaging, space manufacturing and glass caning. It recently expanded to other areas such as avionics, space systems, metal beverage, food containers and aluminum aerosol containers. It has no mergers or acquisitions, but has subsidiary corporations under it.
There is also the King Arthur Flour Company which is an American Company and one of the oldest companies in Boston that provides pure, high-quality flour for residents of the United States as it offers top quality baking products. The Company has never been merged or acquired by any other company despite the change of name severally without any acquisition or merger.
Such companies that are not acquired or merged tend to have some advantages as compared to the ones that are merged together. Mergers most of the time tend to bring about drawbacks such as dilution of operational skills that tend to lead to the expansion of the scope of programs beyond what can be managed properly, the time consumption for conducting of the merger process, uncertainity about the future funding for various programs and legal or regulatory obstacles that...