Computech Company Case Mergers&Acquisitions

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Company Profile of CompuTech Company

Marco Garibaldi was a computer hacker and began to develop computer programs in the basement of his parents’ home. His first software program named as “WordPro” aroused great interest among the academic and the business communities. That was the story behind the establishment of “CompuTech Industries” in 1983. The company went to public in 1990 for the first time. By the end of 1995, CompuTech’s stock price was $25 per share and its outstanding shares were 10,000,000.

CompuTech has developed a solid reputation especially for reliability and timely introduction of new products. Besides, it supplies a toll-free telephone service in order to identify and correct program bugs. Its products are perceived
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However, in some cases, consensus may not be reached. Then there are different tactics implemented by acquirer firm. Acquirer can make a tender offer. It means that acquirer goes directly to the shareholders of targeted company and buys their shares in return for some premium over the current market price. Before tender offer, there is asymmetric information between parties. Shareholders require a premium because they are informed. Perception to the targeted company in the market changes as fast as possible. We conclude that it is likely to see an overbidding in a hostile merger rather than a friendly merger. The reason is that the acquiring firm may inevitably pay higher premiums in order to gain at least 51% of target firm’s shares and shareholders can be convinced to sell their shares if the target’s management notified them about not to sell.

Valuation Analysis
The discounted cash flow (DCF) method to valuing a business includes the applications of capital budgeting procedures to an entire firm rather than to a single project. However, differently from common capital budgeting procedures, interest expense is involved in the analysis and deducted in merger cash flow statements. The reason is that the debt related to merger is more complex than issue of new debt related to capital budgeting projects. Acquiring firms often assume that the debt of target is part of the deal. Moreover, the acquisition is often financed partially by

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