Mergers and Aquisition

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“Mergers and Acquisition”
Capstone Project

Submitted by:

Sunita Verma

Roll No. 14

PGDM (Finance) – 2008-2010

Student of SIES College of Management Studies,

Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Submitted to:

SIES College of Management Studies


This is to certify that Ms. Sunita Verma from SIES College of Management Studies, Nerul, Navi Mumbai has successfully completed her Capstone Project. Ms. Sunita Veram has carried out a study project on “Mergers and Acquisition” and has submitted the final report. She has completed the project successfully.

We wish her all the best.



Dean Finance


Perseverance, inspiration and motivation have always played a key role in success for any venture. At level of understanding, it is very difficult to understand wide spectrum of knowledge without proper guidance and advice.

I wish to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to all the people who have extended their valuable co-operation in various ways during my project. It is my pleasure to acknowledge the help of all those individuals.

I would like to thank SIES College of Management Studies, to provide me such an opportunity, under the Post Graduate Program of Management.

I would also like to extent my sincere thanks to my internal faculty guide, Prof. C. Radhakrishnan for his kind co-operation and encouragement.


|Sr. No |Particulars |Page No. | |1 |Introduction |5 | |2 |What Mergers mean |7 | |3 |Merger v/s Acquisition |9 | |4 |Purpose of Merger |10 | |5 |Reasons why companies Merge |12 | |6 |Motivations for Mergers |16 | |7 |Types of Mergers |19 | |8 |Concerns of Merger |21 | |9 |Types of Transactions |23 | |10 |Methods of Valuation |28 | |11 |Method 1 – Comparable Companies Method |35 | |12 |Method 2 – Discounted Cash Flow Method |37 | |13 |Method 3 – Leverage Buyout Analysis Method |44 | |14 |Legal Procedure for bringing about Merger of Companies |49 | |15 |Conclusion |51 | |16 |Reference |52 |

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