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Case Code : FINC031 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 300 + Shipping & Handling Charges extra


Finance : Merger and acquisition takeover
Case Length : 15 Pages
Period : 1998 - 2003
Pub. Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Satyam Infoway Ltd., Indiaworld Communications Private Ltd.
Industry : Software, IT, Finance
Countries : India


The case provides details of Sify's acquisition of IndiaWorld, including the structure of the deal, its perceived synergies and the criticisms leveled against the huge amount paid for the acquisition.

The case also highlights the problems faced when valuing dotcom companies using traditional models of valuation. It describes certain valuation models that were devised for valuing dotcom companies.

The case also illustrates the application of one of these models to determine whether the acquisition was overvalued or undervalued.

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The concept of valuation and the primary reason for undertaking the valuation of an organization


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A Landmark Acquisition 1
Valuing Dotcoms 2
Sify's Acquisition of Indiaworld 3
The Valuation Debate 4
Exhibits 6


Sify, acquisition, IndiaWorld, structure, deal, synergies, criticisms, valuing dotcom, traditional, models, valuation, overvalued, undervalued

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