It was late Sunday night, and Jassir Amor was getting weary. The big .docx - It was late Sunday night and Jassir Amor was getting weary The big

It was late Sunday night, and Jassir Amor was getting weary. The big .docx

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It was late Sunday night, and Jassir Amor was getting weary. The big presentation was set for 8 am the next day, and Jassir kept remember- ing what Greg LeBlanc, the chairman of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) committee had said to him: The board members are going to ask several tough questions at the meeting, so we better prepare our- selves thoroughly. Make sure that we can substantiate all our numbers and justify all our assumptions." Jassir and Greg were serving on the M&A committee, which had been formed by their chairman and CEO, Nelson Jones, to "look into possible candidates for acquisition. The three of them were employed by Metallic Creations Inc., a fairly large-sized manufacturing firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which produced unique metal products for household and commercial use. Formed in 1980, the company had seen better days. At the time of its inception, its industry sector was still in its infancy stage and competi- tion was almost nonexistent. As a result, the company enjoyed significant growth over the years and was able to recruit excellent personnel, many of whom stayed with the company right from the start. The firm had accumu- lated a significant amount of cash and built a good credit history. Over the past couple of years, however, due to fierce competition and a lackluster economy, the firm's scope of expansion had all but dried up, and the managers were hard pressed to search for alternative avenues for 116 uy dropped to S45 per share was that the firm should ter
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utilize its resources the M&A committee to re- sent its findings at the quar- ee members to consider firms growth.
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