DCF and NPV Methods and the effect of initial sales and sales growth

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Viropharma Acquisition by Shire Pharmaceuticals: Was the price right?

Shire Pharmaceuticals acquired Viropharma for USD 4.2 bn. Was the price right? What does Comparable Multiples Method say? In order to determine whether the price was right, a sample of comparable (publicly listed) companies was collected together with their multiples (Figure 1). Values marked with red colour represent¬†outliers. In Figure 2, the market value of …