Quaker Oats Acquisition of Snapple Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Quaker Oats Acquisition of Snapple
Background of both firms and the reasons for the merger & poor performance. Compared to Gatorade and looks at short & long-term effects, leadership and their outlook.
# 12528 | 1,800 words | 11 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2003 in Business (Companies)

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Business acquisitions can happen for a number of reasons. In some cases, companies buy their competition in order to gain larger market share and entrance to markets which are otherwise blocked to them. In other cases, companies buy companies in order to dismantle them and sell the assets, increasing the value of the acquiring company. In still other cases, acquisitions are seen as a way of keeping both companies continuing as ongoing concerns, with the acquiring company gaining synergy in a market or industry which has synergies with the core business of the acquiring company. This was apparently the reasoning behind the acquisition of Snapple Beverage by Quaker Oats in late 1994: the acquisition was synergistic to the core business (food products) of Quaker Oats, and Quaker already owned one beverage company (Gatorade) which did not .."

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