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Page 1 of 7 Case Study
1. Why is Roche seeking to acquire the 44% of Genentech it does not own? From Roche?s point of
view, what are the advantages of owning 100% of Genentech? What are the risks?
Roche already had 56% of shares of Genentech and now it seeks to acquire rest of the 44%
shares so as to get the benefits of synergies. The pharmaceutical companies have been unable to
introduce new products lately, and their only way to remain profitable is by mergers and
acquisitions. Roche also used this method. Acquisition will help the firm compete in the market
and thus will help it grow.
Advantages of owning 100% of Genentech?s shares: The merger will lead to formation of the world?s largest biotechnology company. Value of total benefit from synergies will be $5billion. This will be a result of M&D,
manufacturing, development and administrative costs reduction. Complete ownership will give the company complete access to technology and R&D
projects. It will also give the company access to its cash amounting to $9.5billion, which can also
be used to make payment for debt raised for acquisition. The company can also create a contract allowing it to distribute Genentech?s best selling
Risks of owning 100% of Genentech?s shares: The acquired company?s minority shareholders are mostly its employees. The company?s
culture is like a family environment where all the employees work in cohesion.
Acquisition may destroy this culture. The culture of Genentech will have to be matched
and combined with the culture of Roche. This may create problems for the human
resources which may even lead to high employee turnover.
There is a chance that the company pays higher than the premium required for the
benefits of synergies. Such a situation may lead to drop in the prices of Roche?s shares.
For the deal, Roche has to borrow around $30 billion. The ongoing financial crisis could
make the debt financing even more difficult to obtain as well as more expensive.
The contract gives Roche the right to sell Genentech on non US markets, but only till
2015. After that the company faces a high risk of losing the right.
Genentech?s cancer drug, Avastin, may not be successfully tested and may be banned
from sale. This risk of loss of revenue will also have to be borne by the company.
New competitors may come with competing best selling drugs, which will again lead to a
risk of reduction in growth prospects. 2. As a majority shareholder of Genentech, what responsibilities does Roche have to the minority
shareholders? Page 2 of 7
The affiliation agreement signed in 1999 stated the obligations to minority shareholders, which
are as follows: Board approval is sufficient in case of a friendly bid. Roche can buy all shares for same
price When the takeover is hostile, in which Roche would get at least 90% of shares and would
hold them for at least 2 months, it will squeeze out the existing shareholders and will
merge the company. It is an optional measure and not a necessary one, as per Delaware
As explained earlier, minority shareholders are majorly the employees of the company. It is
Roche?s duty to explain the benefits of merger to them and retain them. 3. As of June 2008, what is the value of the synergies Roche anticipates from a merger with
Genentech? Assess the value of synergies per share of Genentech. Please use a 9% weighted
average cost of capital in your analysis. Synergies are given in an exhibit.
WACC 9% FCF
$1,423.28 Total value 2010
$362.36 $4,953.21 2011
$436.47 2013 and
Shares to buy
$10.70 2013 cash flows are treated as a perpetuity (ignoring 2% long term growth rate).
4. Based on DCF valuation techniques, what range of values is reasonable for Genentech as a
stand-alone company in June 2008? Please exclude synergies from your valuation and use a 9%
weighted average cost of capital. You can assume that as of the end of June 2008, Genentech
held approximately $7 billion in cash, which included investments and securities that were not
needed in its daily operations. (Note: Exhibit 10 is a good starting point for this analysis.
Long term growth rate 9%
2% Page 3 of 7
annual growth rate
Analysis using DCF techniques on long range plan (LRP)
Terminal value (discounted)
NPV of cash flow (2009-2018)
Enterprise value 42,785
72,676 Debt will be deducted and cash and securities will be added back to find the
equity value of the firm.
Long term debt
Cash and securitization
Value per share 72676
74.9 Following table shows the possible values of value per share as affected by
different annual and long term growth rates. Annual/long term growth rates
87 Range of values per share is from $67 to $83 per share. This is in range of
Greenhill's own calculations.
WACC also has impact on the above range of values. Changing the WACC from 9% to even 8% or
10%, will change the range to $65 to $87. Fundamentals behind WACC:
Market risk premium
Beta (as of July 2008)
Beta of equity
Treasury yield (as of July 2008, 10 years)
Cost of capital 7.10%
6.18% Page 4 of 7
Long term debt (AAA)
Short and long term debt
Shareholders' equity 500
84.80% WACC = 0.0551*(1-35%)*0.1521 + 0.848*0.0618 = 5.744% Since the WACC is different from the initial 9%, we can assume that industry beta has been
used. Using the median beta, WACC approximates around 8%.
Adjusted beta Amgen
0.80992 Using median beta and adjusting it for "the Blume effect", the industry cab be calculated to be
0.80992. Unlevered beta is 0.68. Using these variables, WACC is around 8%.
Using 9% WACC is better for Roche as its success depends on pipeline production of
Genentech. This way the stand-alone risk will be taken into consideration. To assess the
riskiness in a better way, future success of drugs can be treated as real options.
5. What does the analysis of comparable companies (Exhibits 12, 13, and 14) indicate about
Genentech?s value within the range established in question 4?
First it is better to examine whether the other firms given are comparable or not. The companies given in
exhibit 13 are in the same industry as Genentech, i.e. Biotech industry. Size of Amgen (57396) and Gilead
(46073) is close to Genentech?s (88546). But the other companies have capitalization of ¼ or even less.
These firms could be highly risky or less liquid, so they should be ignored in the analysis.
Growth and risk:
Average Long term
0.674 Though Gilead seems to be the closest competitor, yet both the companies will be taken up for analysis. Page 5 of 7
59.57 Price per share of 76.98 calculated from Gilead?s forward P/E is in the same range as calculated above.
Subtracting cash and securitization and adding back debt will give a value of around 74.818.
EBITDA multiples EBITDA
Industry median 2009
70003.5 Values calculated above are totally different from the values calculated using the DCF analysis.
Enterprise Value/Revenue Revenue
Enterprise value 2009
4.3 Page 6 of 7
Industry median 55013.8
58200.5 This measure is not a very good measure and is used only when companies do not have any earnings.
PEG is also not recommended.
Conclusion: Enterprise value is 72676 as per DCF technique, 74818 as per P/E multiple, and a range of
57000-100000 as per EBITDA multiple. These differences prove that using comparable for enterprise
valuation is a difficult task especially when the companies differ in size and risk. Nevertheless, these
multiples ensure that the stand alone valuation is within the range and thus the offer price of $89 per
share is the fair price.
These differences also explain differences in consensus by the Wall Street about the price targets.
$89 offer price falls within the range which would be suggested for Roche to pay.
Iron law of mergers and acquisitions
shares left to buy
value of offered price
value at closing price
value of premium
value of synergies
syn. Excess of premium
Roche?s shareholders gain as the benefits of synergies are more than the premium paid. 6. How has the financial crisis affected Genentech?s value? What changes in valuation assumptions
occurred between June 2008 and January 2009?
Lifesaving drugs are necessities which are not affected by the changes in the economic
conditions. So the financial crisis also did not affect the revenues and earnings of Genentech.
However, the stock price moved with the market; it was the highest in August 2008 at $94 per
share immediately after the Roche?s first offer, and fell from September with lowest in October
and November. Page 7 of 7
The crisis did affect the cost of capital and cost of debt. So, the WACC of the company also
increased. Also the risky markets led to the increase in the cost of borrowing as the investors
moved to safer investment assets.