Explore BrainMass

Mergers and Acquisitions

Chocolate Ice Cream Co and the Vanilla Ice Cream Co

The Chocolate Ice Cream Co. and the Vanilla Ice Cream Co. have agreed to merge and form the Fudge Swirl Consolidated. Both companies are exactly alike except that they are located in different towns. The end-of-period value of each firm is determined by the weather, as shown below. There will be no synergy to the merger. S

Explain your views on mergers and acquisitions (M&As); examine related issues

Explain your views on mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Examine the related issues and implications both from the perspective of managers and investors. Make sure your responses are well organized and documented, using references from any of the assigned readings on the topic for this class. Assigned readings: Shefrin: Shef

Flannery and Stultz buyout offer: EPS, PE after the merger; value of synergy

The shareholder of Flannery Company has voted in favor of a buyout offer from Stultz Corporation. Information about each firm is given here: Flannery Stultz Price-Earnings Ratio 5.25 21 Shares Outstanding 60,000 180,000 Earnings $300,000 $675,000 Flannery's shareholders will receive one share of Stultz for every th


There are some undercurrents of resentment to mergers, acquisitions and other forms of business partnering. Looking at the hostile vs friendly transactions, various types of partnering, and the affects on acquiring and acquired shareholders, what is your opinion of these activities?

Appropriate Discount Rate for Acquisitions

Please help with the following problem. American Pizza, a national pizza chain, is considering purchasing a smaller chain, Eastern Pizza. American's analysts project that the merger will result in incremental net cash flows of $2 million in Year 1, $4 million in Year 2, $5 million in Year 3, and $117 million in Year 4. (Th

Acquisitions - Verizon Wireless

Looking at the recent acquisitions of Verizon Wireless, find two acquisitions to answer the following questions about each acquisition. 1. What is the reason for acquisition that was used as the logic by your firm in justifying the acquisition? Explain your answer and support it with reasons. 2. Which of the sources of integ

Goodwill on Company Acquistion

6. A and B Companies have been operating separately for five years. Each company has a minimal amount of liabilities and a simple capital structure consisting solely of voting common stock. A Company, in exchange for 40 percent of its voting stock, acquires 80 percent of the common stock of B Company. This was a "tax-free" stock

Calculations for Deer Company acquisition of 70% of Elk Corporation stock

Subject:Business, Accounting/Business Analysis/Financial Reporting - Year 3 Description: CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET QUESTIONS Problem:Deer Company acquired 70 percent of Elk Corporation's outstanding stock. Deer's separate balance sheet immediately after the acquisition and the consolidated balance sheet are as follows:

Divestitures & Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

I need help in summarizing these articles in 200 words each: 1. "2005 shaping up to be big year for divestitures" (Chrin & Curtin, 2005) 2. "Chasing the profits: Sizing up M&A deals" (Dolbeck, 2005)

Market Value Added and Synergy

6. Define market value added. Does market value added provide the same performance insights to the corporate executive as economic profit (i.e. EVA)? 3. What are the advantages/disadvantages of tailored value drives versus the balance scorecard? 4. Define synergy. Describe how synergies might enhance a corporation's v

Merger Acquisitions for Daimler Benz Chrysler

8. What are at least four international financial management issues the combined company doing business internationally must address that would not be a concern of a company just doing business domestically? 9. What are some ways in which an international company can protect itself from any adverse effects of or risks


"I feel this is like seeking a needle in a haystack", says John Smith, CEO of Language Arts, Inc, a medium sized translation firm. A few days earlier, John's major customer, a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm, had explained that the only way they could continue to work together would be that John's company develops globally. The F

How to determine whether an acquisition was a purchase or a pooling of interests?

In analyzing the financial statements of ABC Corp. at the end of fiscal 2005, you notice that during the year they made a major acquisition. Nowhere in the annual report does it state whether ABC used purchase or pooling-of-interests accounting for this acquisition. It made no other acquisitions during the year, and there were

Merger & Acquisition

PROCTOR & GAMBLE AND WELLA AG a. Discuss measurements that management planned to use to measure success of the deal. b. How can you determine whether or not the anticipated benefits were realized? C. The behavior of the stock of both companies after the deal was announced. *Why the acquirING company's st

Finance Definitions: Merger, Tender Offers, and Takeovers

1) Name three of the ten Change Forces. 2) The greatest change force is technological changes - Is this true or false? 3) What is the difference between Merger and Tender Offer? 4) M&A activities include: A) Joint Ventures B) Divestitures C) Carve-outs D) Spin-offs E) All of the above 5) Define what "Hostile

Compare and Contrast Mergers and Acquisitions Failures

Compare and contrast M&A failures. A. Discuss the reasons why an M&A fails (technical and legal insolvency, and bankruptcy). B. Once the failure of an M&A occurs, what happens to the assets of both companies? Be sure to consider what happens to the stakeholders, image of the company, price per share, market share, compan

Synergy, and Upstream Sale and Downstream Sale

Please help with the following problems. Provide brief solutions. Include references in the solution. 1. Discuss the term "synergy" and whether or not completed mergers attain synergistic effects as are often anticipated before the merger. 2. Distinguish between an upstream sale of inventory and a downstream sale. Why is

Compare/contrast acquisitions, joint ventures, and alliances

I need some assistance on how to approach these questions. Compare and contrast acquisitions, joint ventures, and alliances. Discuss their advantages and disadvantages. If you can locate any recent news regarding corporate a acquisition, joint venture, or alliance in the news, provide a brief overview of who and what they ar

Major cause of acquisition failure

I need some help on these questions. Discuss the major cause of acquisition failure? Discuss at least one of the three foremost approaches to valuation. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses? Should one approach be used in favor over another? (at least 200 words)

Merger and Acquisitions

I need help on the following parts on this assignment. I have very little knowledge of M&A. Conduct research on the M&A you have selected: the selected company is AT&T. (at least 1300 words) a. Examine the underlying motives that the acquiring company used to launch the M&A activity. b. Determine the financing instrume

Mergers and Acquisitions: Hewlett Packard Company

Mergers and acquisitions are new and quite confusing to me. I have to write a 450 word essay which I discuss any relevant governance or ethical issues that the M&A activity of Hewlett Packard/Compaq faced during its formative term? Also, I must discuss the specifics and how this issue was handled? Please be sure to cite referenc

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions are new & quite confusing to me. I have to write a 400 word essay which I discuss the impact on the Hewlett Packard/Compaq Merger & Acquisition in terms of human capital and the assimilation of differing organizational cultures. Please be sure to cite references.

Corporate Restructuring and Business Failure

I have to answer the questions below in 350 words. I have been reading the chapter and don't fully understand these questions. Explain the variety of "restructuring" alternatives that are available to M&A's as a result of an impending or actual failure including the following: Spin-offs Divestitures Liquida

Business Failure and Corporate Restructuring

I have to answer the question below in 350 words. I have been reading the chapter and don't fully understand this question. Examine some of the more common reasons for M&A failures including the following: Inefficient management Changing market and industry conditions Undervaluation of assets Neglect

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions are new & quite confusing to me. I have to write a 750 word essay which I determine the valuation criteria and technique Hewlett Packard used to select Compaq and explain the pros and cons for that selection. Then I must analyze the negotiation and bidding process for this Merger & Acquisiton. Please be su

Effects of M&A Activities on Human Capital

I have to answer the questions below in 350 words. I have been reading the chapter and don't fully understand these questions. Select a particular aspect of the effects of M&A activities on human capital (employee benefits, vacation time, retirement, insurance benefits). Identify and address some of the possible issues that