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This is part of a team assignment. This will be a report to the board of directors that identifies a synergistic acquisition candidate for your company. An acquisition of UST by Altria. The 2006 annual report for both companies are attached.

i. This report should clearly identify the following:
1) Your proposed acquisition terms
2) Price
3) Financing
4) Potential negotiation strategies
j. Supporting financial data should include the following:
1) Price/earnings ratios
2) Book value
3) Current market value
4) Liquidation
5) Diluted price per share
6) Capital Budgeting tools (NPV, IRR, Profitability index, payback - optional: Discounted Payback and Modified Internal Rate of Return)
k. Discuss the general risks inherent in an acquisition strategy.
l. Discuss the specific risks that should be included in the quantitative analysis. For example, what risk factors should be included in the discount rate (sometimes known as the hurdle rate, or required rate of return).
Note: Use MS Excel® spreadsheets as support showing your computations where applicable.

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