Information: Eddison Electric Company (EEC) provides electricity for several states in the United States. You have been employed as a cost accountant at this organization. The President of EEC recently called a meeting to announce that a firm has approached EEC about a possible acquisition. The President wants to consider this purchase and has requested that you and your staff analyze the feasibility of acquiring this supplier. Discuss the following:
- Which costs would be utilized in making the decision to purchase the asset? Are future costs relevant in the decision-making process? Please justify and support your position.
- List and discuss the pros and/or cons associated with this potential acquisition.