Veridian: Putting a Value on Values

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Veridian: Putting a Value on Values
1. What is Veridian’s strategy for making money for its shareholders? Veridian is a defense information technology company that has always remained consistent in its focus of values-based leadership to create a long term strategy of meeting the needs of customers, employees, suppliers, as well as shareholders. Because of the broad intention and focus of the leadership, the corporate culture attracts the highest-skilled employees who are able to deliver outstanding technology and unrivaled services. This niche for professional defense service allows shareholders an opportunity to invest in a company that strives for consistent growth at a reasonable rate and price. 2. How should David Langstaff think about the proposed acquisition? David Langstaff must create a valuation system to determine the closest accurate estimate of the company’s current worth, and evaluate it within the offer from Quiescent. In this system, he must consider the long-term vision and growth ability of Veridian, in light of the values-based management which has become the core of the company. Will the acquisition further the ability of values-based leadership in the defense information industry, or will this be best achieved through Veridian remaining as is? Also, David must continue to consider not only the shareholders, but also all stakeholders, including employees as he evaluates the risks and opportunities of the acquisition. 3. What is the source of value of Veridian to Quiescent?

Veridian serves as one of the largest companies in the defense industry, as well as having an established reputation as managing the best personnel in the industry and offering services that exceed other competitors. With over a billion dollars in revenue, Veridian would instantly add value to Quiescent through cash flow, added revenue, a wider customer base, and strong industry reputation. Additionally, the acquisition would narrow the competition in this...
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