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MF0011 —Mergers and Acquisitions

Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 3
MF0011 —Mergers and Acquisitions- 4 Credits
(Book ID: B1732)
Assignment (60 Marks)
Note: Answer all questions (with 300 to 400 words each) must be written within 6-8 pages. Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60
Q1.What are the steps for successful mergers?
Answer : Check your own liquidity and financial health
Before you enter any transaction, says Burmeister, determine if you have the financial wherewithal by performing a thorough financial health check. “
Q2.Explain the key approaches to identify acquisition opportunities.
Answer : If pursuing an acquisition strategy is a critical part of a company’s growth plans, then serious consideration should be given to a more proactive approach to identifying appropriate acquisition opportunities.
The potential benefits of growth from successful acquisitions are considerable, however, acquisitions can be risky and consume excessive management time. Indeed, when a company is planning to make an acquisition, it
Q3.Write a note on the five stage model.
Answer : The 5 stage model
This model, how it was researched and developed, is explained in much more detail in chapter 2 of the book. Here’s a summary: Individual access and the ability of participants to use CMC are essential prerequisites for conference participation (stage one, at the base of the flights of steps). Stage two involves individual participants establishing their online identities and then finding others with whom to interact. At stage three,
Q4.Explain the role of industry life cycle.
Answer : Life cycle models are not just a phenomenon of the life sciences. Industries experience a similar cycle of life. Just as a person is born, grows, matures, and eventually experiences decline and ultimately death, so too do industries. The stages are the same for all industries, yet industries cycle through the stages in various lengths of time. Even within the same industry, various firms may be at different life cycle stages.
Q5.What are the important forces contributing to mergers and acquisitions?
Answer : 6 Factors Contributing to Increase in ASC Mergers and Acquisitions
1. Improved ASC financial performance. We are seeing more centres that are doing very well, with high revenues, profits and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margins. It is not unusual now to see physician-managed centres that have EBITDA margins of 40 percent or more. Many centres have
Q6.What is leveraged buyout? Explain the different modes of LBO Financing.
Answer : A leveraged buyout (LBO) is an acquisition (usually of a company but, can also be single assets such as a real estate property) where the purchase price is financed through a combination of equity and debt and in which the cash flows or assets of the target are used to secure and repay the debt. Since the debt, be it senior or

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