1. Motives - This section should include a detailed discussion of the main motives for the proposed acquisition supported by the latest academic literature and advances within the industry, with an emphasis on the arguments that the company should use to present such a bid to its shareholders.
2. Valuation - You need to advise the company about Sainsbury's valuation and whether it can offer the company value for money. Clearly demonstrate/explain calculations (in table form), assumptions and scenarios. As part of your answer, you also need to draw the Board's attention to any benefits, risks or problems associated with your chosen methods of valuation.
3. Financing - This section should include a critical evaluation of the various alternatives of financing this bid and the potential effects of using each of these alternatives in this case.
4. Recommendations - This should include a clear and concise list of recommendations supported by appropriate arguments based on the previous analysis in the report, and could also include any other relevant information that you deem to be useful for the Board to consider.