Unit 4 Business Management

Merger of Westpac and St. George Banks Pathfinder
Welcome Year 12 students to this Unit 4 Business Management Pathfinder. You will find a range of resources to help you get started with your investigation and report into the merger between Westpac and St George Banks. Click on the and to ensure you understand the task.

To help you with your research check out the State Library of Victoria's research skills site for tips on planning, researching and writing your response.

Newspaper Indexes

google_news_logo.jpg Google News: continually updated newsfeed. Use search terms such as Westpac, Kotter, St. George Bank, change management, merger, acquisition

The library can also provide you with access to the following online databases. Some of these sites will contain full-text articles which you can print-out or email to your own email address.

ECHO Online

Outlines and arguments on contemporary media issues, including index to newspaper articles. Check the OLMC Library Portal for the username and password


Full text newspaper, journal and media articles. Check the OLMC Library Portal for the username and password.

Digital Age

Check the OLMC Library portal for the username and password.

Recommended Websites
Mashpedia is like a 'live' Encyclopedia, where you can access the freshest information and multimedia content about almost any topic in real time. It integrates data and rich media from Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs, Books, and other online resources, to create an organised and comprehensive overview of most topics.Check out the links relating to the bank merger on Mashpedia.

Check out Sweet Search results on the bank merger.

These are only **some of the sites** that you may find useful to your studies in this area.

Westpac Seeks Merger with St. George - news.com.au
WESTPAC Banking Corporation is in talks with St George Bank about a takeover that would create Australia's biggest bank with 10 million customers, 1200 branches and over $100 billion in retirement savings.

St George, Westpac agree on merger terms - ABC News
St George Bank and Westpac say they have agreed to the key terms of their proposed $18.6 billion merger which will create Australia's largest banking group, worth approximately $66 billion on the sharemarket.

The Westpac and St George deal - David Koch - Yahoo!7 Money Matters
David gives his thoughts on the news of the merging talks between Westpac and St George Bank. He also provides tips for people who currently hold St George shares.

**Kotter’s theory on change management**
Change managment principales, processes, tips and change theory and ... change management principles ...
At all times involve and agree support from people within system ... Kotter's eight step change model can be summarised as:
merger acquisition

Mergers and Acquisitions: IntroductionMergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate restructuring are a big part of the corporate finance world
**Financial Performance Indicators**
Our Approach to Reporting - Westpac
The Westpac Group’s non-financial report – or Sustainability Report as we call it – sets out the group's non-financial performance across more than 110 indicators covering the environmental, social and governance aspects of our business.
This document from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) outlines the basis for its decision regarding the merger between the Westpac and St George Banks. OLMC Library MJO/GMO