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Williams 2002 Case Solution

Case ID: 203068
Solution ID: 21935

Words: 1629

Price: $75

Case Solution

Williams, a Tule, Oklahoma-origin Company in different energy functions, is to determine if it should accept a funding offer by  Berkshire Hathaway and Lehman Brothers. The offer is for a one year credit ease which would allow the company with smooth finances in tough times. 

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Questions Covered

Evaluate the terms of the proposed 900 $ million financing from the perspective of  both parties. How would you calculate the return to investors in this transaction?  If you need more information, what information do you need?

What is the purpose of each of the terms of the proposed financing?

Conduct an analysis of Williams sources and uses of funds during the first half of  2002. How do you expect these numbers to evolve over the second half of 2002?  What is the problem facing Williams? How did it get into this situation? How  has it tried to address the problem it is facing?

Some might describe Williams as financially distressed. What evidence is there  that Williams business may be compromised as a result of its previous financial  decisions?

“Tough times demand tough decisions” As the CEO of Williams, would you recommend accepting the proposed 900 $ million financing offer? If not, what alternatives would you pursue?