Use the Internet to research recent (within the last three years)
mergers and acquisitions of global entities involving goodwill. Review
the financial statements of an entity after the acquisition involving
- From the e-Activity, contrast the impairment of goodwill on the
financial statements of the entity reporting under international
financial reporting standards (IFRS) that you researched with the
impairment of goodwill on the financial statements of the same entity
reporting under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Indicate how stakeholders in the company are likely to react to the
impairment. Provide support for your rationale.
- Examine the relationship between acquisition costs of the entity
that you researched and the goodwill impairment charges related to the
acquired entity. Indicate the most likely impact to the business.