The Good(will), the Bad and the PPA

Stage 1 (2023) “The Good(will), the Bad and the PPA”


This is an actual case study that was presented to the participants of the Financial Modeling World Cup 2023, Stage 1 (January 27-30).

Case study description:
This case looks at some of the challenges that a financial analyst could deal with during a PPA (Purchase Price Allocation) assignment. PPA itself is a tricky part of acquisition accounting done after the completion of a merger where the Acquirer allocates the purchase price into the assets and liabilities of the Target.

The downloadable file consists of the following:
Task: PDF file with Case Materials; PDF file with Questions; Excel file with a financial model
Solution: Excel file with full Solution Model; PDF file with correct Answers in Bold