Discussion: Financing an Expansion Into a New Global Marketplace

For this discussion, you will examine how companies finance their expansion into the global marketplace. You will look at a current example of global expansion and consider the financing of the expansion.

You will also need to research current financial news on the internet or in print (for example, Bloomberg, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, or the Financial Times, the data is on a three-day to one-week delay)

Find a current (in the last two to three years) financial article describing a company that has expanded globally. You can also use foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) that are expanding to the U.S. market.

Post a link to your selected article in the discussion board, summarizing your reading of the article, and, additionally, address the following in your initial post:

  • In which country is the MNC headquartered and to which country is it expanding?
  • How did the MNC finance its global expansion (for example, did it raise debt or issue extra shares)? If the article did not specify, you can take a look at the MNC’s financial statements.
  • Do you think that it was a successful and beneficial expansion? Why or why not?

Please do focus on every point in this questions.

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