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  • 1. Describe how the various historical restricted stock studies were used by the appraiser to estimate the liquidity discount.2. What other factors could the appraiser have used to estimate the liquidity discount on the unregistered stock?3. In view of your answer to question 2, how might these factors have changed the appraiser’s concl

  • 1. Determine the amount Jackson Enterprises is willing to pay in terms of goodwill. 2. If JE’s shares are currently trading at $62.43, then how many shares should JE offer for every share of MSI? 3. Assuming that MSI will be treated as a separate reporting subsidiary following the merger, develop the balance sheet for the subsidiary. 4.

  • 1. Discuss how changing industry conditions have encouraged consolidation within the telecommunications industry.2. What alternative strategies could Verizon, Qwest, and MCI have pursued? Was the decision to acquire MCI the best alternative for Verizon? Explain your answer.3. Who are the winners and losers in the Verizon–MCI merger? Be

  • 1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Xerox’s intention to operate ACS as a standalone business. As an investment banker supporting Xerox, would you have argued in support of integrating ACS immediately, at a later date, or of keeping the two businesses separate indefinitely? Explain your answer.2. How are Xerox and ACS similar

  • 1. Do you agree or disagree that the taxpayer financed bankruptcy represented the best way to save jobs? Explain your answer.2. Discuss the relative fairness to the various stakeholders in a bankruptcy of a more traditional Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in which a firm emerges from the protection of the bankruptcy court following the development

  • 1. Do you agree with the argument that the courts should focus on the form or structure of an agreement and not try to interpret the actual intent of the parties to the transaction? Explain your answer.2. How might allowing the form of a transaction to override the actual spirit or intent of the deal impact the cost of doing business for

  • 1. Do you believe that countries should permit foreign ownership of vital scarce natural resources? Explain your answer.2. What real options might be implicit in CNOOC’s investment in Chesapeake? Be specific.3. To what extent does the Chesapeake transaction represent the benefits of free global trade and capital movements? In what way m

  • 1. Estimate 3PAR’s equity value per share based on the assumptions and selected 3PAR data provided in Table.2. Why is it appropriate to utilize at least a ten-year annual time horizon before estimating a terminal value in valuing firm’s such as 3PAR?3. What portion of the purchase price can be financed by 3PAR’s nonoperating assets?

  • 1. Explain the logic behind combining the two companies. Be specific.2. What major challenges were the management of the combined companies likely to face? How would you recommend resolving these issues?3. Most corporate mergers are beset by differences in corporate cultures. How do cross-border transactions compound these differences?4.

  • 1. How did the acquisition of Countrywide fit BofA’s business strategy? Be specific. What were the key assumptions implicit in BofA’s business strategy? How did the existence of BofA’s mission and business strategy help the firm move quickly in acquiring Countrywide?2. How would you classify the BofA business strategy (cost leadersh

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