Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (Print ISSN: 1078-4950; Online ISSN: 1532-5822)


Suncor and Petro-Canada: Creating A National Champion

Author(s): Igor Semenenko

The primary subject matter of this case concerns valuation of cost synergies and accretion/dilution in Suncor/Petro-Canada merger in 2009. This case can be used in a corporate finance course or in a mergers and acquisitions course to introduce synergies. It intentionally leaves out stand-alone valuation of Petro-Canada to focus on synergy categorization and valuation, accretion/dilution and synergy split based on agreed-upon exchange ratio. Specifically, it provides students with an opportunity to: (1) estimate weighted-average cost of capital for a combined company; (2) apply discounted cash flow analysis to determine value of cost synergies; (3) estimate accretion/dilution per share for target firm and acquirer firm.

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