Integrative Problems and Virtual Organization Strategy

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Integrative Problems and Virtual Organization Strategy
Finance for Business 370
March 21, 2012
Integrative Problems and Virtual Organization Strategy
Team A has been assigned the task of examining expansion methods for the Riordan Manufacturing Company. Team A will perform an evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses/limitations, opportunities, and threats relating to the challenges of going public through an Initial Public Offering. Team A will draw a conclusion concerning the success that the Initial Public Offering process will bring to Riordan Manufacturing Company and how the Initial Public Offering status will allow Riordan Manufacturing Company to maintain their position as leaders in the plastic production industry.
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An initial public offering, also known as a stock market launce, is the first time shares of a company can be purchased by the public. The cash flows created by the sale of stock are intended to be a direct benefit to the firm. This is in contrast to subsequent trades when investors can buy or sell for their own profit. Team A considered both the positive and negative effects of the proposed public offering of Riordan Manufacturing and recommends the firm solicits an underwriter to find investors for the public sale of shares on the major stock exchanges.

Riordan Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Riordan Industries, a publicly traded company. The manufacturing arm of Riordan has, to date, been privately owned. With expansion, globalization, and the cost of doing business on a worldwide scale Team A recommends that Riordan Manufacturing take advantage of the opportunities an IPO can offer to help Riordan Manufacturing surpass its competition in the highly competitive plastics market.


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