Discuss the following questions/topics using the textbook and additional research. Your answers must include 2 sources other than the textbook(Gaughan: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructur

Discuss the following questions/topics using the textbook and additional research.  Your answers must include 2 sources other than the textbook(Gaughan: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings), at least 1 biblical integration, and be in current APA format.  A title page and abstract are not required.

  1. Why is a systematic valuation process important in the merger and acquisition process?
  • Please read chapter 15 in the text regarding valuation processes.  You will want to focus on the processes of valuation.

 2.  Define and describe two of the methods of valuation that are commonly used.

  • Please read chapter 15 in the text regarding valuation processes.  You will want to focus on the methods of valuation.3.  What is the discount rate and why is it important in the valuation process?
  • Please read chapter 15 in the text regarding valuation processes.  You will want to focus on the discount rate relative to the valuation process.  You will want to address discounted future cash flows, NPVs, the choice of discount rates, the cost of capital and the discount rate, the acquirer’s hurdle rate, and the discount rate and risk. 
  1. When is it more appropriate to use a hurdle rate rather than a discount rate?
  • Please read chapter 15 in the text regarding valuation processes.  You will want to focus on the hurdle rate and the discount rate relative to the valuation process.  You will want to address the cost of capital and the discount rate, the acquirer’s hurdle rate, and the discount rate and risk.
  1. How does a change in interest rates affect an acquisition price?
  • Please read chapter 15 in the text regarding valuation processes.  You will want to focus on market interest rates relative to the valuation.  Interest rates are addressed beginning on page 561 of the text.
  1. What role does cash flow play in acquisition?
  • Cash flows are addressed throughout the chapter 15 material. 
  1. How are P/E multiples used in valuation?
  • P/E multiples relative to valuation is addressed in the text beginning on page 577 to 601. 
  1. What determines if an acquisition is taxable or tax-free?
  • Please read chapter 16 in the text regarding “Tax Issues in M&A”.
  1. List and discuss at least three of the tax consequences of a stock-for-stock exchange.
  • Please read chapter 16 in the text regarding “Tax Issues in M&A”.    Tax Consequences are addressed beginning on page 613.

 10.  How do tax consequences influence the merger decision?

  • The “Role of Taxes in the Merger Decision” is addressed in chapter-16 beginning on page 620.

Please remember not to copy the material in the text.  You will want to utilize the material in the text, online, and provide commentary on what you have learned regarding each topic.  Each question’s analysis should be at least half-page to a page in analysis.  Please make sure to include your own commentary at the conclusion of each question’s write-up.

Please provide references to the homework. Your should strive to have a reference per topic question. 

Just answering each question briefly may not result in full credit being earned on the assignment.  Please make sure to put forth your own thorough research and analysis efforts for each question on the homework assignment if you would like to earn full credit.

Please make sure to include at least one biblical scripture integration to the homework assignment.  Multiple scripture integrations comments and analysis are encouraged.

The due date for the homework-4 assignment is by this Friday, October 15th, which is the final day of the course

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