Financial analysis of Starbucks
OVERVIEW You are the head of financial analysis for a Holding Company, with significant liquidity, and a strong appetite for portfolio acquisitions. Your mandate is to either take control of a company, or purchase enough shares to get representation on the board. You have been told to analyze a potential acquisition. Please analyze and discuss the company and its industry, from the perspective of a potential shareholder. Your final product will be a report that shows your various analyses, discusses the pros and cons, and ultimately recommends either going ahead with the acquisition, or not. (Please see discussion of Content, below.) You will be rewarded by your senior manager based on the logic of your conclusion, and how well supported it is.