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# Merger Valuation with Change in Capital Structure Hastings Corporation is interested in acquiring Vandell Corporation Vandell has 1 million shares outstanding and a target capital structure

Merger Valuation with Change in Capital Structure

Hastings Corporation is interested in acquiring Vandell Corporation. Vandell has 1 million shares outstanding and a target capital structure consisting of 30% debt; its beta is 1.20 (given its target capital structure). Vandell's debt interest rate is 7.5%. Assume that the risk-free rate of interest is 5% and the market risk premium is 4%. Both Vandell and Hastings face a 30% tax rate.

Hastings estimates that if it acquires Vandell, interest payments will be \$1,500,000 per year for 3 years. Suppose Hastings will increase Vandell's level of debt at the end of Year 3 to \$28.8 million so that the target capital structure will be 45% debt. Assume that with this higher level of debt the interest rate would be 8.0%, and assume that interest payments in Year 4 are based on the new debt level from the end of Year 3 and new interest rate. Again, free cash flows and tax shields are projected to grow at 6% after Year 4.

What is the value of the unlevered firm? Enter your answer in millions. For example, an answer of \$1.2 million should be entered as 1.2, not 1,200,000. Round your answer to two decimal places. Do not round intermediate calculations.
\$   million

What is the value of the tax shield? Enter your answer in millions. For example, an answer of \$1.2 million should be entered as 1.2, not 1,200,000. Round your answer to two decimal places. Do not round intermediate calculations.
\$   million

What is the maximum price that Hastings would bid for Vandell now? Enter your answer in millions. For example, an answer of \$1.2 million should be entered as 1.2, not 1,200,000. Round your answer to two decimal places. Do not round intermediate calculations.
\$   million

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