You will identify a high-profile cross-border acquisition of a publicly-traded target initiated by a publicly traded acquirer in the last two to three years. Make sure that the acquisition is concluded as of the date of your analysis. You should conduct research to answer the following questions:
- Briefly describe the deal, the acquirer, and the target.
- Briefly discuss the strategic logic of the transaction; what are the drivers of the transaction (e.g., technology acquisition, market access, growth, etc.)
- What is the offer price? What is the premium over the target’s pre-announcement price?
- How did the acquirer justify this premium? You can use media reports, newspaper articles, or earnings calls to search for information.
- Would you feel comfortable investing in the acquirer stock? Briefly describe your rationale and link it to your discussion in question-2
- Reflect on your learning experience in this assignment and discuss at least three key takeaways.
Your answers should not exceed three pages (double spaced, 12 pt characters), excluding tables and appendices. Please contact me with your proposed transaction and get approval.