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MERGER ANALYSIS Apilado Appliance Corporation is considering a merger with the Vaccaro Vacuum Company. Vaccaro is a publicly traded company, and its current beta is 1.30. Vaccaro has been barely profitable, so it has paid an average of only 20% in taxes during the last several years. In addition, it uses little debt, having a debt ratio of just 25%. If the acquisition were made, Apilado would operate Vaccaro as a separate, wholly owned subsidiary. Apilado would pay taxes on a consolidated basis, and the tax rate would therefore increase to 35%. Apilado also would increase the debt capitalization in the Vaccaro subsidiary to 40% of assets, which would increase its beta to 1.47. Apilado's acquisition department estimates that Vaccaro, if acquired, would produce the following cash flows to Apilado's shareholders (in millions of dollars): Year Cash Flows 1 $1.30 2 1.50 3 1.75 4 2.00 5 and beyond Constant growth at 6% These cash flows include all acquisition effects. Apilado's cost of equity is 14%, its beta is 1.0, and its cost of debt is 10%. The risk-free rate is 8%. a. What discount rate should be used to discount the estimated cash flows? (Hint: Use Apilado's r s to determine the market risk premium.) b. What is the dollar value of Vaccaro to Apilado? c. Vaccaro has 1.2 million common shares outstanding. What is the maximum price per share that Apilado should offer for Vaccaro? If the tender offer is accepted at this price, what will happen to Apilado's stock price?

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MERGER ANALYSIS Apilado Appliance Corporation is considering a merger with the Vaccaro Vacuum Company. Vaccaro is a publicly traded company, and its current beta is 1.30. Vaccaro has been barely profitable, so it has paid an average of only 20% in taxes during the last several years. In addition, it uses little debt, having a debt ratio of just 25%.

If the acquisition were made, Apilado would operate Vaccaro as a separate, wholly owned subsidiary. Apilado would pay taxes on a consolidated basis, and the tax rate would therefore increase to 35%. Apilado also would increase the debt capitalization in the Vaccaro subsidiary to 40% of assets, which would increase its beta to 1.47. Apilado's acquisition department estimates that Vaccaro, if acquired, would produce the following cash flows to Apilado's shareholders (in millions of dollars):

Year Cash Flows
1 $1.30
2 1.50
3 1.75
4 2.00
5 and beyond Constant growth at 6%

These cash flows include all acquisition effects. Apilado's cost of equity is 14%, its beta is 1.0, and its cost of debt is 10%. The risk-free rate is 8%.

  1. a. What discount rate should be used to discount the estimated cash flows? (Hint: Use Apilado's rs to determine the market risk premium.)
  2. b. What is the dollar value of Vaccaro to Apilado?
  3. c. Vaccaro has 1.2 million common shares outstanding. What is the maximum price per share that Apilado should offer for Vaccaro? If the tender offer is accepted at this price, what will happen to Apilado's stock price?

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