Harrods PLC has a market value of £124 million and 6 million shares outstanding. Selfridge Department Store has a market value of £34 million and 2 million shares outstanding. Harrods is contemplating acquiring Selfridge. Harrods’s CFO concludes that the combined firm with synergy will be worth £173 million and Selfridge can be acquired at a premium of £10 million.
a. If Harrods offers 1.2 million shares of its stock in exchange for the 2 million shares of Selfridge, what will the stock price of Harrods be after the acquisition? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)
New stock price £
b. What exchange ratio between the two stocks would make the value of a stock offer equivalent to a cash offer of £44 million? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 4 decimal places, e.g., 32.1616.)
Exchange ratio ____ to 1