Cooper

1237 words 5 pages
M&A, BARUCH COLLEGE, FALL 2012
Prof Harvey Poniachek
Questions for Cooper Industries Harvard Case Study

THE CASE SHOULD BE DONE BY TEAMS OF UP TO FOUR STUDENTS. The CASE WOULD BE PRESENTED AND DEFENDED IN CLASS BY TWO TEAMS. I EXPECT MANY OF YOU TO MAKE CLASS PRESENTATIONS BY UTILIZING POWERPOINT AND/OR OTHER MEANS. THE QUESTIONS BELOW WERE SUGGESETD BY THE AUTHORS OF THE CASE AND ADDRESS THE MAIN THE ISSUES, BUT YOU MAY EDIT / CONSOLIDATE THEM IF YOU FIND IT NECESSARY / CONVENIENT IN WRITING UP YOUR CASE.

Cooper industries

1. If you were Mr. Cizik of Cooper Industries, would you try to gain control of Nicholson File Co in May 1972? ➢ yes o potential profit o COG from 69% to 65% o Saling
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nt to Sales Ratio-1971 |0.29 |

|Year |1971 |1972 |1973 |1974 |1975 |1976 |
|Inventories |18.00 |18.63 |19.28 |20.44 |21.67 |22.97 |
|Accounts Payable |2.00 |2.07 |2.14 |2.27 |2.41 |2.55 |
|Change in Accounts Receivable | |0.28 |0.29 |0.51 |0.55 |0.58 |
|Change in Inventories | |0.63 |0.65 |1.16 |1.23 |1.30 |
|Change in Accounts Payable | |0.07 |0.07 |0.13 |0.14 |0.14 |
|Change in Networking Capital | |0.98 |1.01 |1.80 |1.91 |2.02 |
|Change in Capital Expenditure | |
|Long Term Debt |12 |
|Interest Expense |0.8 |
|Cost of

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