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Cash[ edit ] Payment by cash. They receive stock in the company that is purchasing the smaller subsidiary.
Financing options[ edit ] There are some elements to think about when choosing the form of payment. When submitting an offer, the acquiring firm should consider other potential bidders and think strategically.
The form of payment might be decisive for the seller. With pure cash deals, there is no doubt on the real value of the bid without considering an eventual earnout.
The contingency of the share payment is indeed removed. Thus, a cash offer preempts competitors better than securities.
Taxes are a second element to consider and should be evaluated with the counsel of competent tax and accounting advisers. If the issuance of shares is necessary, shareholders of the acquiring company might prevent such capital increase at the general meeting of shareholders.
The risk is removed with a cash transaction. Then, the balance sheet of the buyer will be modified and the decision maker should take into account the effects on the reported financial results.
On the other hand, in a pure stock for stock transaction financed from the issuance of new sharesthe company might show lower profitability ratios e. However, economic dilution must prevail towards accounting dilution when making the choice.
The form of payment and financing options are tightly linked. If the buyer pays cash, there are three main financing options: There are no major transaction costs. It consumes financial slack, may decrease debt rating and increase cost of debt. Transaction costs include fees for preparation of a proxy statement, an extraordinary shareholder meeting and registration.
If the buyer pays with stock, the financing possibilities are: Issue of stock same effects and transaction costs as described above.
Transaction costs include brokerage fees if shares are repurchased in the market otherwise there are no major costs.
In general, stock will create financial flexibility. Transaction costs must also be considered but tend to affect the payment decision more for larger transactions. Finally, paying cash or with shares is a way to signal value to the other party, e. The following motives are considered to improve financial performance or reduce risk: This refers to the fact that the combined company can often reduce its fixed costs by removing duplicate departments or operations, lowering the costs of the company relative to the same revenue stream, thus increasing profit margins.A high quality, affordable college education should be within the reach of every student.
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