Business Case Studies, Organizational Behavior Case Study, Strategy, Market Entry Strategies Case Studies

print page
Tell A Friend
Bookmark

Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances and Synergies Case Study

IBS CDC IBS CDC IBS CDC IBS CDC RSS Feed
Case Title:

Sony's Film Studios' Acquisitions : The Strategic Fit

Publication Year : 2005

Authors: Shalini, D. Satish

Industry: Motion Picture Production and Distribution

Region: Japan

Case Code: MAA0034

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available


OR





Abstract:
Sony forayed into the entertainment business in the late-1980s by acquiring CBS records and Columbia Pictures. To further strengthen its motion pictures business that became profitable only after the mid-1990s, Sony went ahead to acquire a leading film studio in the US – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Investing $300 million in the acquisition, Sony planned to ensure the long-term growth and profitability of its motion pictures business with the help of MGM's vast library of movies and television episodes, besides creating synergies between its technology and entertainment businesses.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss Sony's strategy to sustain the competitive edge in its entertainment and consumer electronics businesses
  • To discuss the integration issues entailed therewith its acquisitions.

Keywords : Sony; Sony pictures entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Sony MGM;Mergers,Acquisitions,Alliances Case Study; Columbia Pictures; Tristar; Film studios in US; Strategic fit; Sony's film studio acquisitions; Comcast; Peter Guber; Synergy; Michael Schulhof

Related Links

Useful links

Currency Exchange Rates

Case Study :
   INR 200 = USD ($)

Structured Assignment:
   INR 150 = USD ($)

Teaching Note :
   INR 400 = USD ($)
c

Ad

Contact us: IBS Case Development Centre (IBSCDC), IFHE Campus, Donthanapally, Sankarapally Road, Hyderabad-500 082, Telangana, INDIA.
Mob: +91- 9640901313,
E-mail: casehelpdesk@ibsindia.org

©2020 - 25 IBS Case Development Centre. All rights reserved. | Careers | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Disclosure | Site Map xml sitemap