Foreign Acquisition Decision Idaho Co. consists of two businesses. Its local business is expected to generate cash flows of $1 million at the end of each of the next three years. It also owns a foreign subsidiary based in Mexico, whose business is selling technology in Mexico. This business is expected to generate $2 million in cash flows at the end of each of the next three years. The main competitor of the Mexican subsidiary is Perez Co., a privately held firm that is based in Mexico. Idaho Co. just contacted Perez Co. and wants to acquire it. If it acquires Perez, Idaho would merge Perez’s operations with its Mexican subsidiary’s business. The merged operations in Mexico would be expected to generate a total of S3 million in cash flows at the end of each of the next three years. Perez Co. is willing to be acquired for a price of 40 million pesos. The spot rate of the Mexican peso is $0.10. The required rate of return on this project is 24 percent. Determine the net present value of this acquisition by Idaho Co. Should the company pursue this acquisition?
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