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An important part of investment banking is understanding mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Within M&A, One of the core models investment banking analysts and associates have to build when analyzing an acquisition is the accretion/dilution model. The underlying purpose of such an analysis is to assess the impact of an acquisition on the acquirer’s expected future earnings per share (EPS).
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M&A Modeling, Part 1
M&A Modeling, Part 2
This is a brief introduction to the concepts and adjustments underlying accretion/dilution analysis and modeling. These are, of course, just a few of the many issues that come into play when building an accretion/dilution analysis. Other adjustments that we did not include include:
- Advanced Purchase Price Allocation concepts including deferred taxes and the treatment of in-process research & development
- Modeling asset sales, 338(h)(10) elections, and stock sales
- Modeling an Advanced Sources & Uses of Funds schedule
- Target debt considerations
- Calendarization and stub year challenges in Excel
Click here to see how accretion/dilution is integrated into M&A pitchbooks prepared by Goldman Sachs and Lazard.
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