Question: The following table contains the facts for this problem You

The following table contains the facts for this problem. You are working for Cabo (the acquirer), who wants to purchase Golden Gate. Cabo is considering a taxable stock purchase at a price of $ 150,000 or some type of tax- free acquisition.
Based on the facts and the data in the table,
a. What is Golden Gate shareholders’ after- tax wealth under a Section 368 “ A” structure based on the terms presented in the table?
b. What is Golden Gate shareholders’ after- tax wealth under a Section 368 “ B” structure based on the terms presented in the table?
c. What is Golden Gate shareholders’ after- tax wealth under a Section 351 structure based on the terms presented in the table?
d. At what pretax purchase price in a Section 368 “A” will the shareholders of Golden Gate be indifferent, relative to a taxable stock purchase at $ 150,000?
e. At what pretax purchase price in a Section 368 “B” will the shareholders of Golden Gate be ­indifferent, relative to a taxable stock purchase at $ 150,000?
f. At what pretax purchase price in a Section 351 are the shareholders of Golden Gate indifferent, relative to a taxable stock purchase at $ 150,000?
g. Ignoring nontax costs, will Cabo prefer one of the tax- free structures relative to the taxable stock acquisition at $ 150,000? Why?
h. How large would the nontax costs of a Section 368 B have to be to cause Cabo to prefer the taxable stock acquisition at a price of $ 150,000 relative to the Section 368 B at the pretax price computed in part f?


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