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1 19 Chapter Corporate Restructuring Slides Developed by: Terry Fegarty Seneca College

2 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2 Chapter 19 – Outline (1) Corporate Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions  Why Unfriendly Mergers are Unfriendly  Economic Classification of Business Combinations  The Role of Investment Dealers  Competition and Mergers  The Reasons Behind Mergers  Holding Companies  The History of Merger Activity in Canada and the United States

3 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 3 Chapter 19 – Outline (2)  Merger Analysis  Merger Analysis and the Price Premium  The Price Premium  Terminal Value Assumption  Paying for the Acquisition—The Junk Bond Market  Defensive Tactics  Types of Poison Pills Other Kinds of Takeovers—LBOs and Proxy Fights  Leveraged Buyouts (LBO)  Proxy Fights

4 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 4 Chapter 19 – Outline (3) Divestitures Bankruptcy and the Reorganization of Failed businesses  Failure and Insolvency  Bankruptcy—Concept and Objectives  Bankruptcy Procedures—Reorganization, Restructuring, Liquidation  Reorganization  Debt Restructuring  Liquidation  Distribution Priorities

5 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 5 Corporate Restructuring Ways in which companies are reorganized include:  Changes in capital structure  Changes in ownership  Mergers  Divestitures  Changes to asset structure  Changes in methods of doing business  Business failure and bankruptcy

6 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 6 Mergers and Acquisitions Merger—combination of two or more businesses in which:  All but one legally cease to exist  Combined organization continues under name of surviving firm Acquisition (AKA: takeover)— merger in which continuing firm acquires the shares of another (the takeover target) Consolidation—all combining firms dissolve and new firm with new name is formed

7 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 7 Figure 19.1: Basic Business Combinations

8 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 8 Mergers and Acquisitions Relationships  Consolidation implies the firms combined willingly  In acquisition one firm acquires other, in either a friendly or hostile takeover Shareholders  Majority must approve business combination  Be willing to give up their shares for offered price (cash and/or shares in continuing company)

9 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 9 Mergers and Acquisitions Friendly Merger Procedure  Target's board of directors and management approves of the deal and cooperates with acquiring company  Negotiation occurs until agreement is reached  Proposal submitted to shareholders for vote Percentage required for approval depends on corporate charter and legal regulations

10 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 10 Mergers and Acquisitions Unfriendly Procedure  Target's management resists and may take defensive measures to stop the deal  Acquiring firm makes tender offer to target's shareholders Special offer to buy shares for fixed price contingent upon obtaining enough shares to gain control

11 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 11 Why Unfriendly Mergers are Unfriendly Target's management may resist takeover because  Acquiring firm doesn't offer high enough price for firm's shares  Acquiring firm's management may lose power, influence or jobs

12 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 12 Economic Classification of Business Combinations Vertical Merger  When firm acquires one of its suppliers or customers Horizontal Merger  Merging firms are competitors (reduces competition) Conglomerate Merger  Merging firms are not in same lines of business

13 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 13 The Role of Investment Dealers Act as advisors to acquiring companies  Establishing value of target company  Raising money to pay for target’s shares Advise reluctant targets on defensive measures

14 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 14 Competition and Mergers Canada committed to maintaining competitive economy  Opportunity to compete  Fair dealing for consumers Competition laws enacted in 1889 and afterwards prohibit certain activities that can reduce competitive nature of economy Mergers have the potential to increase concentration (reduce competition)  Competition Act limits freedom of companies to merge

15 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 15 The Reasons Behind Mergers Synergies Growth Diversification to Reduce Risk Economies of Scale Guaranteed Sources and Markets Acquiring Assets Cheaply Tax Losses Ego and Empire

16 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 16 The Reasons Behind Mergers Synergies  When performance as combined entity expected to be better than performance as separate entities Whole is more than the sum of its parts  Usually cost-saving opportunities  In practice, hard to find and difficult to implement Growth  Internal growth occurs when firms sell more in current businesses  External growth occurs when a firm acquires a rival Much faster than internal growth

17 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 17 The Reasons Behind Mergers Diversification to Reduce Risk  Collection of diverse businesses generally less risky than company with only single line of business  Variations of different business lines tend to offset each other  Combined performance more steady Economies of Scale  Combined company in horizontal merger may operate at lower cost level than individual organizations

18 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 18 The Reasons Behind Mergers Guaranteed Sources and Markets  Vertical mergers can lock in firm's sources of critical supplies or create captive markets Acquiring Assets Cheaply  Firm may acquire assets more cheaply by buying firm that already owns the assets then by buying assets individually When shares of target firm depressed Tax Losses  Acquiring firm with tax loss can offset taxes on acquirer's earnings

19 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 19 Tax Losses Consider the following possible combination of Rich Inc. and Poor Inc. Operating independently Rich pays $700 in taxes while Poor pays nothing, for a combined total of $700. However, the merged companies pay a combined tax of only $350. Example $650 ($1,000 ) $1,400EAT 350-0-700 Tax (35%) $1,000($1,000)$2,000EBT Merged Poor Inc. Rich Inc.

20 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 20 The Reasons Behind Mergers Ego and Empire  Powerful people at top of organization may be building up their empire  Executive pay depends on size of organization  May mean the acquiring firm pays too high a price for the target

21 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 21 Holding Companies Holding company—corporation that owns other corporations called subsidiaries  Known as the parent of the subsidiaries Typical organization for a conglomerate merger

22 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 22 Holding Companies Advantages  When controlling firm would like to keep business operations separate Failure of one subsidiary doesn't affect parent or other subsidiaries  Possible to control subsidiary without owning (and paying for) all of its shares Ownership of 25% virtually guarantees control 10% may effectively control widely held firm But, can not benefit from synergies

23 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 23 The History of Merger Activity in Canada and the United States Wave 1: The Turn of the Century, 1897-1904  Horizontal mergers in primary industries (mining, transportation, etc.)  Large firms absorbing small ones, sometimes unfair or violent Wave 2: The Roaring Twenties, 1916-1929  Ended with stock market crash of 1929  Mergers tended to be horizontal and led to oligopolies (ex; automobile industry)

24 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 24 The History of Merger Activity in Canada and the United States Wave 3: The Swinging Sixties, 1965-1969  Companies acquired firms in non-related industries (conglomerate mergers)  Often driven by stock market issues rather than operating concerns To raise share price An Important Development During the 1970s  Prior to 1970s hostile takeovers unusual  However, in 1970s hostile takeovers viewed as acceptable

25 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 25 The History of Merger Activity in Canada and the United States Wave 4: Bigger and Bigger, 1981 - ?  Mergers in the 1980s and onward characterized by: Size—very large mergers more common Hostility—threat of hostile takeover pervades corporate life Corporate raiders—financiers who mount hostile takeovers Defenses—strategies to combat hostile takeovers Advisors—Investment dealers and lawyers initiate mergers and advise companies involved Financing—the junk bond market helped spur the financing for mergers

26 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 26 Merger Analysis What price should acquiring company be willing to pay for target firm?  Merger analysis attempts to answer question Capital budgeting exercise Forecast future cash flows of target company Choose appropriate discount rate Calculate NPV

27 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 27 Merger Analysis Estimating Merger Cash Flows  Should be straightforward (with two exceptions) Provide for synergies expected Provide for new investment required for expected growth  Difficult in practice Subject to usual uncertainties and biases Also, acquiring firm does not have easy access to all of target's information about past or about future prospects In friendly merger, target tries to bump up price so information shared tends to be biased optimistically In unfriendly merger, target does not share information Tendency is for acquirer to overstate value of target

28 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 28 Merger Analysis The Appropriate Discount Rate  An acquisition is an equity transaction Should be valued using cost of equity for target company Risk of the project is that of target company The Value to the Acquirer and the Per-Share Price  Calculate NPV of target  Determine per-share value Divide NPV by the number of outstanding shares for target  Represents maximum acquirer should be willing to pay

29 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 29 Example 19.1: Merger Analysis Q: Alpha Corp. is analyzing whether or not it should acquire Beta Corp. Alpha has determined that the appropriate interest rate for the analysis is 12%. Beta has 12,000 shares outstanding. Its estimated cash flows including synergies over the next three years ($000): Year 1 2 3 Cash flow$200$220$250 Alpha’s management is fairly conservative and feels the acquisition should be justified by cash flows projected over no more than three years. Management believes projections beyond that are too risky to be considered reliable. What is the maximum Alpha should pay for a share of Beta? Example

30 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 30 Example 19.1: Merger Analysis A: The present value of Beta’s positive cash flows: Year Cash Flow PVF12,n Present Value 1$200,000.8929$178,580 2 220,000.7972 175,384 3 250,000.7118 177,950 $531,914 The maximum Alpha should pay for all of Beta’s shares is $531,914. At that price, Alpha would be indifferent to the acquisition. Dividing by the number of shares outstanding gives the maximum per share price Alpha should be willing to pay. Maximum acquisition price = $531,914/12,000 = $44.33 Example

31 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 31 Merger Analysis and the Price Premium The Price Premium  Price offered to target’s shareholders generally higher than shares' market price Whether merger is friendly or unfriendly To induce majority of shareholders to sell to them at once Offering price exceeds current market price by price premium Major issue: determining proper price premium--don't want it to be too high Value of target to acquiring company must be equal or greater than price offered

32 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 32 The Price Premium Price premiums create speculative opportunity  Shares in target will increase in price (generally) once the firm becomes in play  Thus, acquiring firms keep merger negotiations secret Illegal for insiders to make short-term profits on price movements from acquisitions  Include company executives and investment dealers Some investors follow a strategy of buying shares in companies they expect to become takeover targets, to benefit from price increase

33 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 33 Terminal Value Assumption Conservative acquirer will base target’s value on forecast cash flows for limited number of years (<10?) Aggressive acquirer willing to value target based on longer-term forecasts Forecasts stream of cash flows that goes on indefinitely. Tends to strongly favour doing the acquisition. Creates the terminal value problem Terminal value calculation is arbitrary, but accounts for much of valuation. Small changes in long-term forecast can make huge differences in total value Hard to believe company can be worth so much more than its market value Good judgment called for to avoid basing multimillion dollar deal on too high a price.

34 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 34 Example 19.2: Terminal Value Assumption Q:The Aldebron Motor Company is considering acquiring Arcturus Gear Works, Inc. and has made a three-year projection of the firm's financial statements, including the following revenue and earnings estimate. Period 0 is the current year and not part of the forecast. Figures are in million of dollars. Example 13011710695 EAT $2,000$1,815$1,650$1,500 Revenu e 3210 Year

35 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 35 Example 19.2: Terminal Value Assumption Q: Synergies will net $10 million after tax per year. Cash equal to amortization will be reinvested to keep Arcturus's plant operating efficiently, and 60% of the remaining cash generated by operations will be invested in growth opportunities. Assume a 6% annual growth in all of the target's figures after the third year. Currently 90-day Treasury bills are yielding 8% and an average share returns 13%. Arcturus's beta is 1.8 and it has 20 million shares outstanding, which closed at $19 a share yesterday. How much should Aldebron be willing to pay for Arcturus's shares? Discuss the quality of the estimate. Example

36 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 36 Example 19.2: Terminal Value Assumption A:  Discount rate using the CAPM approach k x = k RF + (k M – k RF )b x = 8% + (13% - 8%)1.8 = 17%  Estimated cash flows for the next three years Example $56$51$46$42 Cash flow to Aldebron 84767063 Reinvested (60%) $140$127$116$106 EAT/cash flow (merged)* 10 Synergies 13011710695 EAT (unmerged) $2,000$1,815$1,650$1,500 Revenue 3210 Year

37 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 37 Example 19.2: Terminal Value Assumption A:  Present value of the terminal value at year three  Present value of three years of cash flows and terminal value Example $372$37$39 Present Value $596$51$46 Total 540 Terminal Value $56$51$46 Operating cash flow 321 Year Notice how large the terminal value is compared to the operating cash flows Sum = $449

38 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 38 Example 19.2: Terminal Value Assumption A:Since Arcturus has 20 million outstanding shares, Aldebron should consider paying a maximum of about ($449 / 20 =) $22.45 per share for Arcturus. If the shares are currently selling for $19, this represents an 18.2% premium over market price. NOTE: If the constant growth assumption were changed from 6% to 9%, the maximum acquisition price rises to $29.40 per share. Example

39 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 39 Paying for the Acquisition—The Junk Bond Market Acquiring firm pays shareholders or target firm either one or a combination of:  Cash  Shares in the acquiring firm  Debt of the acquiring firm Acquiring firm needs to either have cash or be able to raise it  Use services of investment dealer  Junk bond market began in 1980s and helped firms to finance mergers Low quality bonds that pay high yields Firms that issue them are risky

40 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 40 Merger Analysis and the Price Premium The Capital Structure Argument to Justify High Premiums  If acquirer uses debt to raise cash to buy out a target's shareholders Usually results in a more leveraged firm  If the increased leverage results in higher firm value, use of debt may be justified The Effect of Paying Too Much  Acquiring firm that pays too much transfers value from its shareholders to target’s shareholders If the money raised by borrowing, combined firm must pay principal and interest on debt May perform poorly or fail

41 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 41 Defensive Tactics Strategies for management of target firm to prevent firm from being acquired Tactics After a Takeover is Under Way  Challenge the price—management attempts to convince shareholders that price offered is too low  Claim a violation of Competition Act—hope Competition Bureau will intervene and prevent merger  Issue debt and repurchase shares—tends to drive up price of shares Makes price offered by acquirer less attractive Increased leverage makes capital structure less desirable

42 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 42 Defensive Tactics  Seek a white knight—find alternative acquirer with better reputation for treating management of acquired firms  Greenmail—buy back shares from a minority group of shareholders (a group expected to acquire a controlling interest in the firm) at inflated price

43 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 43 Defensive Tactics Tactics in Anticipation of a Takeover  (Written into corporation’s charter and bylaws)  Staggered Election of Directors— will take more time for a controlling interest to take control of board  Approval by a supermajority—mergers requiring approval by a supermajority (two-thirds +) makes taking control of company more difficult  Poison pills—legal devices making it prohibitively expensive for outsiders to take control of company without approval of management Examples: golden parachutes, accelerated debt, share rights plans

44 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 44 Types of Poison Pills Golden parachutes—exorbitant severance packages for target's management Accelerated debt—requires the principal amounts be paid immediately if the firm is taken over Share rights plans (SRPs)—current shareholders given rights to buy shares in merged company at a greatly reduced price after a takeover

45 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 45 Leveraged Buyouts (LBO) Public company's shares bought by group of investors  Often company’s senior management  Company is no longer publicly traded but is now a private or closely held firm  Majority of money for share purchase raised by borrowing secured by firm's assets (leveraged buyout) Tend to be very risky due to high debt burden  However company attempts to pay down the debt load quickly by selling off divisions or assets

46 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 46 Proxy Fights When corporations elect boards of directors, management usually solicits shareholders for their proxies (rights to vote)  Generally no opposition occurs and shareholders willingly grant their proxies However, proxy fights occur when opposing groups solicit shareholders' proxies  Winning group gets control of board and company

47 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 47 Divestitures A company decides to get rid of particular business operation  Reasons for divestitures Cash—a firm needs cash so it sells operation to generate cash Firm may do this after LBO or takeover to reduce debt Poor performance of operation Strategic fit—a division may not fit into firm's long-term plans

48 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 48 Divestitures  Methods of Divesting Companies Sale for cash and securities Spin-off—operation is divested as separate corporation and shareholders in original company given shares of new firm Liquidation—divested business is closed down and its assets sold

49 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 49 Failure and Insolvency Economic failure—firm unable to provide adequate return to shareholders (return on equity) Commercial failure—business can’t pay debts (insolvent)  Technically insolvent—can't meet short-term obligations  Legally insolvent—firm's liabilities exceed assets A business can be economic failure but not commercial failure

50 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 50 Failure and Insolvency Two federal laws govern commercial failure:  The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BA)  Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA)

51 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 51 Bankruptcy—Concept and Objectives Bankruptcy—federal legal proceeding designed to keep single creditor from seizing firm's assets for itself and preventing other creditors from a claim Firm isn’t bankrupt until action is filed in court Bankruptcy court protects insolvent firm from its creditors and determines whether firm should remain running or shut down  If firm is insolvent due to business gone bad Best to shut company down before it loses more money Salvage assets to pay off debt  If a firm is insolvent due to too much debt but is in survivable situation Firm may be able to make good on its debt if given enough time and conditions are changed

52 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 52 Bankruptcy—Concept and Objectives Insolvent company worth more as a going concern than value of assets  Court orders a reorganization  Debt restructured and plan developed to pay creditors as fairly as possible Insolvent company in situation deemed unrecoverable  Court orders liquidation  Assets sold under the court's supervision Proceeds used to pay creditors according to priority

53 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 53 Bankruptcy Procedures—Reorganization, Restructuring, Liquidation A bankruptcy petition can be initiated by either the insolvent company (voluntary) or its creditors (involuntary) A firm in bankruptcy is usually allowed to continue operations  Protected from creditors until bankruptcy resolved  However, to guard against unethical acts, court may appoint trustee to oversee operations

54 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 54 Reorganization A reorganization—plan under which an insolvent firm continues to operate while attempting to pay off debts Management and shareholders support a reorganization over liquidation  If liquidation occurs management has no job and shareholders usually receive nothing Once bankruptcy petition filed, firm has up to 6 months to file plan Reorganization plans judged based on fairness and feasibility  Fairness—claims are satisfied based on priorities set by law  Feasibility—the likelihood that the plan will actually occur Plan must be approved by the bankruptcy court as well as the firm's creditors and shareholders

55 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 55 Debt Restructuring Debt restructuring—concessions that lower insolvent firm's debt payments so it can continue operating  Central to reorganization plan Can be accomplished in two ways:  Extension—creditors agree to extend the time the firm has to repay its debts Deferrals of interest and principal  Composition—creditors agree to settle for less than full amount owed Creditors have incentive to compromise because if firm fails, they are unlikely to receive as much as they would otherwise

56 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 56 Debt Restructuring Debt-to-equity conversions are common method of restructuring debt  Creditors give up debt claims in return for shares in company Reduces debt burden on firm Eases cash flow problems  If firm survives the equity may be worth more in long run than debt given up

57 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 57 Example 19.3: Debt Restructuring Q:The Adcock Company has 50,000 common shares outstanding at a book value of $40, pays 10% interest on its debt, and is in the following financial situation Example ($300)Cash flow (100)Principal repayment 200Amortization ($400)NI ---Tax $8,000 Total capital ($400)EBT 2,000Equity600Interest $6,000Debt$200EBIT CapitalIncome and Cash Flow Although the company has positive EBIT, it doesn't earn enough to pay its interest let alone repay principal on schedule. Without help it will fail shortly. Devise a composition involving a debt for equity conversion that will keep the firm afloat.

58 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 58 Debt Restructuring—Example A:Suppose the creditors are willing to convert $3 million in debt to equity at the $40 book value of the existing shares. Would require the firm to issue 75,000 new shares, resulting in the following: Example $50Cash flow (50)Principal Repayment 200Amortization ($100)NI ---Tax $8,000Total capital($100)EBT 5,000Equity300Interest $3,000Debt$200EBIT CapitalIncome and Cash Flow The company now has a slightly positive cash flow and can at least theoretically continue in business indefinitely. However, creditors now own a controlling interest in the firm.

59 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 59 Liquidation Liquidation—closing bankrupt firm and selling its assets to pay debts A trustee attempts to recover any unauthorized transfers out of firm  When bankruptcy is anticipated assets are frequently removed Illegal because these assets should be used to satisfy creditors' claims Trustee then supervises the sale of the assets and pools the funds so that creditors' claims can be satisfied  The trustee then distributes the funds

60 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 60 Distribution Priorities Distribution follows an order of priority set forth by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act The priority rile states that some claimants are ahead of others in the order of payoff Priority rule payoffs  Secured debt—debt that is guaranteed by a specific asset These creditors are paid when the specified assets are sold— remaining funds are placed into the pool of funds to pay remaining claimants

61 © 2006 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 61 Distribution Priorities Priority payoffs after secured claims  Administrative expenses of bankruptcy proceedings  Certain business expenses incurred after bankruptcy petition is filed  Unpaid wages—up to $2,000 per employee  Certain unpaid contributions to employee benefit plans  Certain customer deposits and claims—up to $900 per person  Unpaid taxes  Unsecured creditors  Preferred shareholders  Common shareholders


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