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Dr.J.K.Patel Institute of Management SEM IV, Finance Divisions A Subject: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Three Assignments: No.

Questions from Module: 1,2,3 &4 I Q.1: Briefly discuss the various forms of Corporate Restructuring. Q.2: Briefly discuss motives of Corporate Restructuring. Q.3: Briefly discuss significance and limitations of Corporate Restructuring. Q.4: What do you mean by Mergers? Give a detailed classification of Mergers. Q.5: List and explain the various motives of Mergers. Q.6: Briefly discuss important reasons for failures of mergers. Q.7: List and explain the different sources of synergy in Merger and acquisition. Q.8: Identify and briefly highlight various steps in a Merger process. Q.9: List and explain the various aspects of Merger and Acquisition. Q.10: Identify and briefly highlight various issues to consider in Merger and Acquisition. Source of Assignment: Bhagaban Das &others, Corporate Restructuring (Edition 2012), Himalaya Publishing House. II Questions from Modules 1,2,3& 4 Q.1: Define the term Due Diligence. Briefly highlight common aspects examined in Due Diligence by the Acquirers team in Corporate Restructuring. Q. 2: Explain in detail the Due Diligence process. Q.3: Bring out the importance of Business Valuation. Q.4: List the various factors that determine the value of a firm. Q.5: Discuss, in detail, the various phases of Business Valuation Process. Q.6: List and briefly discuss three fundamental approaches of business valuation. Q.7: Briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Asset-based approach in business valuation. Q.8: Explain in detail, the various steps in Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) approach. Use a suitable numerical illustration to highlight the valuation.
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Q.9: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) approach. Q.10: What are the precautions to be taken in Market-based Approach of business valuation? Source of Assignment: Bhagaban Das & others, Corporate Restructuring (Edition 2012), Himalaya Publishing House. Questions from Modules 1,2,3 &4 Q.1: Discuss the legal and regulatory framework for mergers and acquisitions in India. Q.2: Write a short note on the various laws applicable to takeover activities of a company in Indian scenario. Q.3: Write a critical note on Indian Accounting standard 14 relating to accounting for amalgamations. Q.4: Write short notes on: (a). Joint Venture (b). Leveraged Buyout (c). Divestitures (d). Equity carved out (e). Employee Stock Option Plan. Q.5: Briefly discuss the causes of risk in mergers and acquisitions. What are the methods of preventing risk in mergers & acquisitions? Q.6: State the concept of Demerger. What are the legal aspects of Demerger? Provide suitable examples. Q.7: Define the term takeover. How is takeover different from mergers? Q.8: Briefly explain the various types of takeovers by providing suitable examples. Q.9: Briefly discuss various takeover strategies. Q.10: Briefly discuss various anti-takeover strategies available to the target company. Q.11: Write a critical note on Takeover code in the Indian context. Q.12: Define the term Strategic Alliance. List and briefly discuss various categories and types of Strategic Alliances. Q.13: Briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with Joint Ventures. Q.14: Define leveraged buy out and state how it is undertaken? Q.15: Describe the essential characteristics of Leveraged Buy out (LBO) Q.16: What do you understand by Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
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Discuss various types of Employee Stock Ownership plans. Q.17: Distinguish between Leverage and non-leveraged ESOPs. Q.18: What do you mean by buyback of shares or specified securities as under the Companies Act,1956. Explain the relevant provisions. Q.19: Briefly explain the motives behind buyback of shares. Q.20: List the procedural aspects of buyback of shares. Source of Assignment: Bhagaban Das & others, Corporate Restructuring (Edition 2012), Himalaya Publishing House.