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Description: Groupon Inc. has walked away from a Google Inc. acquisition offer worth as much as $6 billion, according to reports late Friday, appearing to set the stage for a Groupon IPO as soon as next year.

Source: Marketwatch.com – video report
 
Date: 12/04/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/groupon-reportedly-spurns-google-merger-2010-12-04

Questions for discussion: 

  • Do you think Groupon is overvalued in this proposed deal?
  • How would you evaluate Groupon’s fair value from an acquisitions point of view?
  • Why would the acquisition affect the value of Google shares?
  • Would Groupon investors be better off going with an IPO instead?

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