Project #34753 - Dow Chemical Case Report

Final Project - Dow Chemical’s Bid for the Privatization of PBB in Argentina

·         This is a group assignment. Only one group member should submit the assignment.

·         Send the document(s) to the Assignment Folder Final Project Assignment Link.

·         Please write the answers in your own words – do not paraphrase contents from PowerPoint lecture, textbook, and articles or from any outside sources.

·         Please do not share answers with other teams.

·         Each question's grade value is dependent on its degree of difficulty.

 

Assignment Details (300 points)

 

 

Case Report Guidelines

Please include the following in your case report:

·         A one-page synopsis (i.e., background and decision issues) of the case.

·         Descriptions of ethylene and polyethylene business,

·         What are the drivers of profitability in this business?

·         Description of the project (What is Dow bidding for? Which cash flows should be valued and why?)

·         What are the critical risks associated with major investment in an emerging market like Argentina?

·         **How would you incorporate these risks into the project evaluation?  Please comment on the advantages and disadvantages of the suggested strategies which must include discount rate adjustment strategy and cash flow adjustment strategy.

·         **Evaluate the cash flows provided under different scenarios. Note that Dow uses 8%-10% to evaluate similar project in the U.S.

·         **Would you add a country risk premium for doing business in Argentina? Why?

·         **What would you bid for this project?  Provide detailed explanations with cash flows used, discount rate applied, and scenarios tested to arrive at the value of the bid.  Spreadsheet-based presentation required.

 

** Higher weighted question in grading.

 

 

Detailed answers are expected. A one or two line answer is unlikely to get maximum points. However, please ensure that the details are relevant to the question under consideration.

Please click link below for Dow Chemical case.

https://texsu.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-912408-dt-content-rid-7954764_1/courses/FIN_621-E1_201430/Dow%20Chemical%27s%20Bid%20in%20Argentina.pdf

 

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