For: accountsguru only

Assume Smith Systems Consulting is privately held, wants to expand operations, and is faced with three options for expansion:

 

·        Going public through an IPO

·        Acquiring another organization in the same industry

·        Merging with another organization

 

 

1*** You compare and contrast options and make a recommendation about which strategy Smith Systems Consulting must choose. Address the following:

 

·        Strengths of each approach

 

 

2*** Also consider the following as it relates to all three options should Smith Systems Consulting pursue an international location:

 

·        Effects of globalization on financial decisions