Apollo Global Management Acquisition of Aspen Insurance Group
The paper should be a case study of the acquisition of Apollo Global Management and Aspen Insurance Group. It should answer the following questions, but the questions should be answered in an analysis and not directly.
1.) Briefly describe the deal, the acquirer, and the target.
2.) Briefly discuss the strategic logic of the transaction; what are the drivers of the transaction (e.g. technology acquisition, market access, growth, etc.)
3.) What is the offer price? What is the premium over the target's pre-announcement price?
4.) How did the acquirer justify the premium? You can use media reports, newspapers articles or earnings calls to search for information.
5.) Would you feel comfortable investing in the acquirer's stock? Briefly describe your rationale and link it to your discussion in question 2.