The Polaris - Orbitech Merger

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Case Code : FINC030 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
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Polaris Software Labs, Orbitech Solutions
Case Length : 13 Pages
Period : 2002 - 2004
Pub. Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Polaris Software Labs, Orbitech Solutions
Industry : Software, IT, Finance
Countries : USA, India


The case describes in detail, the merger of India-based Polaris Software Lab with the US-based OrbiTech Solutions, owned by the Citi Group.

The case describes the rationale for the merger on the basis of key financial data. It also examines the reasons for revising the swap ratio of the merger.

Finally, the case discusses the future prospects of the merged entity.


The concept of the swap ratio and study the way it is computed. The different problems associated with the merger of cross-border IT software companies

The valuation of a firm using the 'Free Cash Flow to Firm' model


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
The Merger 3
The Revised Terms 3
Benefits of the Merger 4
The Journey Ahead 5
Exhibits 7


Merger, Polaris Software Lab, US, OrbiTech Solutions, Citi Group, financial data, revising, swap ratio, entity

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