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Pinkerton's Case from Harvard Business School 9-291-051
2. Valuation of acquisition?
a. what is the proper WACC for evaluating this acquisition?
-use peer-play approach: you may use Wackenhurt's WACC
b. develop and value of free cash flows from pinketons and also from the CPPmargin improvements. You may assume this is the base case. what would be the value of acquisition based on expected cash flows?
-estimate cash flows for the first few years?
-identify terminal year and calculate terminal value
-discount all estimated cash flows and terminal value back
c. how much would pinkertons worth based on pessimistic cash flows indicated in the case?
3. financing the acquisition for the expected scenario.
a. will there be a cash flow or other problems with the two financing strategies?
analyze how well total cash flow covers debt service requirements:
-estimate total cash flows available each year
-estimate debt service requirement each year
b. what is the real economic "cost" of the equity financing?
-estimate the value of CPP after acquisition
-estimate the equity value of CPP after acquisition
c. if Wathem proceeds with a $100Million bid for pinkerton's, which financing alternative should he choose?why?
4. how should Wathem respond to morgan stanley?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Multiple Problems
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I need these multiple questions answered by Saturday morning Oct. 27, 2012. Can you have them answered by then? If not possible, I would like my money back to get help somewhere else.

Here is the article link that you have answered in the past, these case answers can be found here. I also saw on your website that has answered this question before.



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