After twelve (12) years, your business is wildly successful with
multiple locations throughout the region. You are now ready to think
really big. You want to purchase a huge competitor. (Note: You determine
whether the competitor is a privately or publicly held company.) To
expand, you will need additional capital from the debt or equity market,
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
1. Use one (1) of the valuation techniques identified in Chapters
10 and 11 to calculate the value of the competitor you wish to
purchase. Note: You will have to make assumptions; however, your
assumptions need to be rationally supported.
2. Analyze the various financial tools available to you to
determine the tools that will be most helpful in assessing whether your
company can afford to purchase the competitor. Support your response.
Imagine you can indeed afford to purchase the competitor; however, you will need an additional $100 million.
3. Examine the options available to you to finance the competitor
through the debt market, recommending the best alternative as a result
of your analysis. Provide support for your recommendation.
4. Examine the options available to you to finance the competitor
through the equity market, recommending the best alternative as a
result of your analysis. Provide support for your recommendation.
5. Conduct a cross comparison of your debt and equity
examinations to determine where to ideally obtain the additional $100
million funding needed to make the purchase and the approach that you
would take to securing the funds. Provide support for your