Rogers Communications Inc. - Maclean Hunter Limited
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On Wednesday, February 2, 1994, Ted Rogers, president and CEO of Rogers Communications (RCI), announced that a strategic merger was being sought with Maclean Hunter Limited (MHL). Over the course of the last several weeks, a private company controlled by Mr. Rogers had purchased a block of stock representing approximately 8 percent of the shares held by the public. The focus of the case is to formulate a presentation to RCI's board of directors, which discusses the price, strategy and terms of a planned offer to acquire all remaining MHL shares.
- To determine the terms of and strategy for an acquisition.
- To evaluate an acquisition broadly in terms of the strategic fit of the companies and more narrowly in terms of the financial value and financing of the acquisition.
- To learn about the sum-of-parts valuation.
- To learn about a leveraged buyout.
Information, Media & Telecommunications
Canada/USA, Large, 1994
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