â€œCementing a Merger of Equals between Lafarge and Holcim Has Been Difficultâ€ on pages 241-242. Prepare a 5 to 6 page APA formatted paper (with six peer-reviewed sources for support):
1. Of the â€œReasons for Acquisitionsâ€ discussed in the chapter, which reasons are the primary drivers of Lafarge-Holcim merger strategy?
2. Given that there have been performance difficulties of this â€œmerger of equals,â€ which of the â€œProblems in Achieving Acquisition Successâ€ do you believe have most likely affected this deal?
3. The new CEO, Jan Jenisch, has undertaken a restructuring strategy. Why do you think the market reacted negatively to this plan?
4. What would you suggest the firm do to improve it restructuring plan and ultimately its poor performance?