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Business Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions

This note discusses valuation in the context of business mergers and acquisitions. It builds on standard methods of business valuation to consider the unique questions arising in a merger or acquisiti ...

Crawford Development Co. and Southeast Bank of Texas

In the early months of the 2007-08 financial crises, a loan manager faces a real estate financing decision. Should he approve a bullet structure three-year loan to a longstanding client, a legendary T ...

Husk Power Systems: Financing Expansion

Husk Power Systems, a young but widely celebrated firm based in India, needs $1.5 million to $2.5 million of expansion capital to grow quickly beyond the small footprint it had established in northeas ...

Mars, Incorporated

Recommended for MBAs, this case is one of a pair of cases used in a merger negotiation exercise. It is designed to be used with "Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company" (UVA-F-1607), but it can also be used on its o ...

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund: Push and Pull Over GP/LP Compensation

The case is designed to explore the structure and rationale behind the standard compensation arrangements in the private equity (PE) industry. It effectively introduces students to commonly used terms ...

Polaris Management: The Løgstør Rør A/S Journey

How does a private equity fund decide whether to cut its losses on a newly successful but somewhat unstable investment? Focusing on the exit valuation of an international manufacturing company, this c ...

Sun Microsystems

This case is written from the perspective of a member of Oracle's valuation team during Oracle's bid to acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009. Sun was an industry leader in the IT sector, and it had many s ...

Taking Private Equity Public: The Blackstone Group

On the eve of the Blackstone Group's much anticipated initial public offering (IPO), a Wall Street portfolio manager contemplates his commitment to purchase 20,000 units at $31.00 each. As one of the ...

Western Asset Arbitrage

The case introduces students to the nature of collateralized debt obligations (CDO) and the CDO origination process, with emphasis on the corporate structure of the special purpose vehicles, cash flow ...

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Recommended for MBAs, this case is one of a pair of cases used in a merger negotiation exercise. It is designed to be used with "Mars, Incorporated" (UVA-F-1612), but it can also be used on its own. H ...

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Mars, Incorporated: Merger Negotiation Application (SIMULATION)

The cases "Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (UVA-F-1607) and "Mars, Incorporated" (UVA-F-1612) serve as two sides of a merger negotiation exercise set in April 2008. Students are asked to represent either Ma ...
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