Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you discuss the effects of the following on M&A activities:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of a purchase of assets from the perspective of the buyer and seller?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of a purchase of stock from the perspective of the buyer and seller?
- Why do boards of directors of both acquiring and target companies often obtain so-called “fairness opinions” from outside investment advisors or accounting firms? What valuation methodologies might be employed in constructing these opinions? Should stockholders have confidence in such opinions? Why/why not?
- What are the primary ways in which a leveraged buyout is financed? Describe common strategies LBO firms use to exit their investment. Discuss the circumstances under which some methods are preferred to others.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.