Balance Sheet for Mergers:
Consider the following pre-merger information about firm X and firm Y.
Firm X Firm Y
Total earnings $40,000 $15,000
Shares outstanding (per mkt Shares)
Market $49 $18
Book $20 $7
Assume that firm X acquires firm Y by paying cash for all the shares outstanding at a merger premium of $5 per share. Assuming that neither firm has any debt before of after the merger, construct the post merger balance sheet for firm X assuming the use of (a) pooling of interests accounting methods and (b) purchase accounting methods.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 10:54 pm ad1c9bdddf
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In pooling of interest ...
The solution examines pooling of interests accounting methods and purchase accounting methods for a firm paying cash for all the shares.