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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities by Donald DePamphilis

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Chapter 9

Applying Financial Modeling Techniques

To Value, Structure, and Negotiate Mergers and Acquisitions

There are two kinds of forecasters: the ones who don't know and the ones who don't know they don't know.

—John Kenneth Galbraith

Inside M&A: HP buys EDS—the role of financial models in decision making

Personal computer printer behemoth Hewlett-Packard (HP), had just announced its agreement to buy Electronic Data Systems (EDS) on May 9, 2008, for $13.9 billion (including assumed debt of $700 million) in an all-cash deal. The purchase price represented a 33% premium for EDS, a systems integration, consulting, and services firm. Expressing their dismay, investors drove HP's share price down by 11% in a single day following the announcement. ...

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