Florida International University Merger and Acquisition Pitch Memo
To: [Your Name]
From: Gary Jones (Partner, CanesConsulting)Date: November 10, 2021
Re: M&A Pitch
I was hired a few weeks ago to build the M&A (mergers and acquisitions) consulting department. We need to start building our client list. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to suggest to companies possible merger or acquisition ideas. For example, Facebook likely got the idea to acquire Instagram because a group like ours suggested it. The goal is for the company you pitch to follow your recommendation and ultimately hire us to advise it through the transaction process.
Your task is to identify a potential merger or acquisition between two firms and draft a memo pitching the deal. You are free to direct your pitch to either company if you recommend a merger, or to either the buyer or seller if you recommend an acquisition.
You’ll need to be persuasive, but keep in mind that your audience will likely be a very sophisticated group of executives who will be able to spot any gaps in your arguments. Keep the pitch under 500 words.