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The HW M&A STUDENTS is the instruments of this paper. The M&A SAMPLE, EBITDA and Enterprise Value Sample, and M&A Sample IRR are the samples and references that tell you how to write this paper. The EBITDA and Enterprise Value Sample tell you how to calculate EBITDA and enterprise value. The M&A Sample IRR tells you how to calculate IRR. Please use simple word and sentences to write this paper.
The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate an acquisition.  On April 15, 2013, Thermo Fischer agreed to acquire Life Technologies.  Additional information can be found at Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, and Google Finance.  The assignment is to analyze the acquisition and discuss the following questions.
In your own words, what is the business of each company?
Calculate the total purchase price.   What was the premium per share?
What is the PE multiple for the acquisition using Life Technologies’ 2012 earnings?  How does this compare to the current market PE?
Is this a horizontal, vertical, or diversifying acquisition for Thermo Fischer? Explain your reasons.
Calculate the IRR for the acquisition assuming a 10, 20, and 30 year horizon.  Use 2012 10-K as CF0 and 2013 as CF1 and use EBITDA for net income.
Using these results is the purchase price of Life Technologies high, low, or reasonable?  Why?
Calculate the EBITDA value for Life Technologies.
Calculate the enterprise value of Life Technologies.
What are the differences and similarities using the two methods?
How do the results of these two methods compare to the purchase offer?
What are Thermo Fischer’s reasons for the acquisition?
What are Life Technologies’ reasons to agree to the acquisition?
Would you advise Thermo Fischer to acquire Life Technologies?  Why or why     not?
Do you think the acquisition will be profitable for Thermo Fischer?  Why or why not?
The responses are to be sent in a plain, simple, easy-to-read Word and Excel file.  Include your name at the top of each document.
There is to be no discussion of the assignment or cooperation with others, individually or jointly as in study groups.  If such discussions or consultations occur, all involved students may get as low as ZERO for the assignment or an “F” for the course.
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