Read The Assigned Article What Should You Expect From A Merger Advisor 2770347

a.Read the assigned article “What Should You Expect From a Merger Advisor?”

In a 750-1,000-word essay compare and contrast advisor characteristics important to a firm that is seeking a target to acquire versus advisor characteristics important to a firm that is an acquisition target. Present specific details from the reading and critically elaborate and defend your points using personal experience.

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b.Review the Chapter 5 Case Study: “Goggle’s Foray into ‘Device Makers’ in Its Search for the Next Big Thing” and the Chapter 6 Case Study: “Has Proctor & Gamble Fully Recovered From Its 2005 Acquisition of Gillette?” in the textbook and respond to the questions related to each case.

After responding to the case study questions, provide a 500-word argument as to which lesson learned was the most important in the reading. Justify your answer using specific points from both cases.

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c.Read the assigned article, “Are You Paying Too Much for That Acquisition?” by Eccles, Lanes, and Wilson, fromHarvard Business Review(1999).

In the textbook, complete the following problems.

  1. Problem 7.11 (Show calculations for a, b, and c.)
  2. Problem 7.12 (Show calculations for a and b.)

Using information from “Are You Paying Too Much for That Acquisition?” address the following with a minimum of 500 words.

  1. List and describe the components used to calculate synergy value.
  2. Critically evaluate which component is most underestimated. Explain your answer.
  3. Using the attached spreadsheet “Excel-Based M&A Valuation and Structuring Model,” open the worksheet labeled BP APP B2 and study the Net Sales Growth Rate for 2002-2005. Next, open the worksheet labeled BP APP B1 and study the 2006-2010 Net Sales Growth Forecasts. Lastly, reference “Are You Paying Too Much for That Acquisition?” to identify the basis or rationale for justifying the 2006-2010 forecasts.

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FIN660_Excel-Based M&A Valuation and Structuring Model_Module 4 Assignment Spreadsheet.xls
d.Read the Chapter 10 Case Study: “Shell Game: STK Steakhouse Chain Goes Public Through a Reverse Merger” in the textbook.

In 500-750 words, distinguish the differences between the terms fair market value and fair value. Provide examples real world references of each term to substantiate your understanding of the concepts. Also, develop a table that summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of the four approaches to the valuation of private equity.

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