Discussion: Corporate Restructuring

Discussion: Corporate Restructuring

Discussion: Corporate Restructuring

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FINAL EXAM Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring EXAM 2016

FIN/444 Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring

Final Exam

  1. Which of the following are generally considered restructuring activities?
  2. A merger
  3. An acquisition
  4. A divestiture
  5. A consolidation
  6. All of the above
  1. Which of the following is the most common reason that M&As often fail to meet expectations?
  2. Overpayment
  3. Form of payment
  4. Large size of target firm
  5. Inadequate post-merger due diligence
  6. Poor post-merger communication
  1. An investor group borrowed the money necessary to buy all of the stock of a company. Which of the following

terms best describes this transaction?

  1. Merger
  2. Consolidation
  3. Leveraged buyout
  4. Tender offer
  5. Joint venture
  1. Which of the following is among the least regulated industries in the U.S.?


  1. Defenses
  2. Communications
  3. Retailing
  4. Public utilities
  5. Banking
  1. The purpose of the 1968 Williams Act was to
  2. Give target firm shareholders time to review takeover proposals
  3. Prosecute target firm shareholders who misuse information
  4. Protect target firm employees from layoffs
  5. Prevent tender offers
  6. Promote tender offers
  1. All of the following are examples of antitakeover provisions commonly found in state statutes except for


  1. Fair price provisions
  2. Business combination provisions
  3. Cash-out provisions
  4. Short-form merger provisions
  5. Share control provisions
  1. Purchasing the target firm’s stock in the open market is a commonly used tactic to achieve all of

the following except for

  1. Acquiring a controlling interest in the target firm without making such actions public knowledge.
  2. Lowering the average cost of acquiring the target firm’s shares
  3. Recovering the cost of an unsuccessful takeover attempt
  4. Obtaining additional voting rights in the target firm
  5. Strengthening the effectiveness of proxy contests
  1. Over the years the U.S. Congress has transferred some of the enforcement of securities laws to organizations other than the SEC such as


  1. Public stock exchanges
  2. Financial Accounting Standards Board
  3. Public Accounting Oversight Board
  4. State regulatory agencies
  5. All of the above
  1. Some of Acme Inc.’s shareholders are very dissatisfied with the performance of the firm’s current management team and want to gain control of the board. To do so, these shareholders offer their own slate of candidates for open spaces on the firm’s board of directors. Lacking the necessary votes to elect these candidates, they are contacting other shareholders and asking them to vote for their slate of candidates. The firm’s existing management and board is asking shareholders to vote for the candidates they have proposed to fill vacant seats on the board. Which of the following terms best describes this scenario?
  2. Leveraged buyout

b            Proxy contest

  1. Merger
  2. Divestiture
  3. None of the above
  1. Market profiling requires an analysis of all of the following factors except for:
  2. Customers
  3. Suppliers
  4. Core competencies
  5. Current and potential competitors

Product or service substitutes

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