Each student is to analyse its strategic and financial motivations and implications. It is also necessary to provide some comments as to how well or poorly the transaction has gone.
This is an analysis of a recently completed merger/acquisition (taking place in the past 5 years). Try to stay away from M&A that is in progress given there is a good chance there is a lack of data available.
Each student is to analyse its strategic and financial motivations and implications. It is also necessary to provide some comments as to how well or poorly the transaction has gone. Equally important is to discuss the choice of financing of the buyer - why and what impacts it leads to.
Students need to provide as much evidence as possible. Each student is to submit a maximum 2,000-word - Word Document. Font size 12 and spacing 1.5, any graphs and figures are not counted as part of the limit.
Writing the required number of words with quality will take days, if not weeks. In order to perform well in this assignments students should:
- Research and select about the merger they will write about
- Ensure to provide enough analysis relying on public facts and figures, when writing the paper. Not just answer for the sake of answering, while at the same time do NOT borrow the work of other analysts publicly available on Internet.
- As a rule of thumb: to avoid risking getting in trouble with the AIC, simply do not research/read about this acquisition on Google or any other searchable database for documents dated post-acquisition. Rely solely on information prior to the merger/acquisition, mainly the financial statements and annual reports of each company prior to the acquisition. If you avoid reading or even looking for documents and material post-acquisition date, then you will draw your own conclusions which should be plagiarism free.
Except for the portion in which you will address how well or poorly the transaction has gone. You do need to understand how the merger/acquisition was financed, and therefore you do need to look for post-acquisitions documents. Even then, ensure you look at the facts and figures only. Again, obtain such data mainly from the company`s annual financial filings. Do not borrow material from what other analysts said/commented around the merger.
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