Financial Analysis

| January 2, 2016

Financial Analysis

Paper details:

Preamble:
1. Obtain the most recent Financial Statements of an unquoted company and submit these as
an appendix to your assignment.
2. Identify a comparable makeshift listed company.
Requirement:
Applying any three methods of valuing unquoted companies, place a value on the unquoted
company, to the extent that the information in the accounts provided would permit.
30%
In what particular circumstances would you suggest that each one of the three methods you have
chosen would be most appropriate? Briefly explain the limitations of each method.
10%
Explain the Efficient Market hypothesis and discuss its relevance to the valuation of companies.
10%
Total (50%)
TASK 2
Preamble:
Research into a recent (since 2005) acquisition case involving any two companies:
Requirement:
0 Explain the possible motivations that may have engendered the move to acquire. 10%
0 Explain the type of acquisition, e.g. vertical integration, horizontal integration or a
diversification, etc.
15%
Explain the defence strategies used or that could have been used by the target company to
frustrate the move by the acquirer to acquire.
(maximum of five strategies) 15%
0 Describe the extent to which the acquirer’s motivations to acquire have so far been satisfied
or not, giving examples.
10%
Total (50%)

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