Week 3 Discussion 1 “Global Mergers and Acquisitions” Please respond to the following: 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. Week 3 Discussion 2 From the case study, assess the major problems Sirius and XM radio faced during the acquisition of XM by Sirius as compared to the average acquisition during this period. Describe the key benefits of the acquisition to Sirius and XM.”Sirius XM Radio” Please respond to the following: Analyze the value of the Howard Stern’s show to Sirius XM Radio. Given your prediction of his continued success, provide a recommendation on contract extension for Stern based on his contribution to the financial stability of the company.

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