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In early 2006 Giant Inc's management was considering making an offer to buy Micro Corporation.

In early 2006 Giant Inc's management was considering making an offer to buy Micro Corporation. Micro's projected operating income (EBIT) for 2006 was $30 million, but Giant believes that if the two firms were merged, it could consolidate some operations, reduce Micro's expenses, and raise its EBIT to $35 million. Neither company uses any debt, and they both pay income taxes at a 40% rate. Giant has a better reputation among investors, who regard it as very well managed and not very risky, so its stock has a P/E ratio of 12 versus a P/E of 10 for Micro. Since Giant's management would be running the entire enterprise after a merger, investors would value the resulting corporation based on Giant's P/E. If Micro has 10 million shares outstanding, by how much should the merger increase its share price, assuming all of the synergy will to its stockholders?

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