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##### Merger analysis -Apilado Appliance Corporation

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Question;Apilado Appliance Corporation is considering a merger with the Vaccaro Vacuum Company. Vaccaro is a publicly traded company, and its current beta is 1.20. Vaccaro has been barely profitable, so it has paid an average of only 15% in taxes during the last several years. In addition, it uses little debt, having a debt ratio of just 30%.If the acquisition were made, Apilado would operate Vaccaro as a separate, wholly owned subsidiary. Apilado would pay taxes on a consolidated basis, and the tax rate would therefore increase to 35%. Apilado also would increase the debt capitalization in the Vaccaro subsidiary to 45% of assets, which would increase its beta to 1.54. Apilado's acquisition department estimates that Vaccaro, if acquired, would produce the following net cash flows to Apilado's shareholders (in millions of dollars):Year Net Cash Flows1 $1.302 $1.503 $1.754 $2.005 and beyond Constant growth at 7%These cash flows include all acquisition effects. Apilado's cost of equity is 15%, its beta is 1.0, and its cost of debt is 10%. The risk-free rate is 8%A. What discount rate should be used to discount the estimated cash flows? (Hint: Use Apilado's rs to determine the market risk premium.)Round your answer to two decimal places. ______%B. What is the dollar value of Vaccaro to Apilado? Round your answer to two decimal places. Enter your answer in millions. For example, an answer of $13,000,000 should be entered as 13. $______millionC. Vaccaro has 1.2 million common shares outstanding. What is the maximum price per share that Apilado should offer for Vaccaro? Round your answer to the nearest cent

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