Fair value determination of goodwill - Expert Answers

Fair value determination of goodwill - Expert Answers

1) (TCO C) Fair value determination of goodwill and calculating the premium paid over market value in a merger:

Using fair value accounting for goodwill, under FAS 141R, determine the amount of goodwill that "the acquiring company" enters on its balance sheet in the following situation:

Talmadge Corporation is acquiring the target Tyler, Inc. in a merger. Both companies are publicly listed. Tyler's market valuation in the merger is $6.0 billion, and its equity value on its balance sheet before any adjustments is $3.0 billion. During the merger process, Tyler's inventories will be written down by $200 million, and its receivables will be written down by $300 million. On the other hand, under fair value accounting, its plant and equipment will increase in value by $700 million, and its patents and trademarks will increase in value by $300 million.
A) What is the new equity value of Tyler on its balance sheet? (10 points) 
B) How much goodwill will Talmadge enter on its balance sheet as a result of this merger? (10 points) 
C) If the prevailing market value of Tyler was $5.0 billion on the NASDAQ during the three months before the merger announcement, what is the premium over market value that Talmadge paid for Tyler in dollars and percent? (10 points each for dollars and percent) 

2) (TCO C) Under FAS 141 R & 141:

How will goodwill impact the balance sheet of the combined entity after the M & A is completed? (10 points)

How do the increased revaluations of fixed assets and other intangible assets 

(Patents and trademarks) impact the combined annual net income of two companies after the M & A? (10 points)
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