To create value for shareholders via diversification, a company must
A) get into new businesses that are profitable.
B) diversify into industries that are growing rapidly.
C) spread its business risk across various industries by only acquiring firms that are strong competitors in their respective industries.
D) diversify into businesses that can perform better under a single corporate umbrella than they could perform operating as independent, stand-alone businesses.
E) diversify into businesses that have either key success factors or value chains that are similar to their present businesses.
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