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One-World Investment Consortium is considering investing £150 million surplus cash in Thomas Cook Plc shares and requires a professional advice before committing itself. Such level of investment will give the consortium major influence over major policy decisions in the company. Write a professionally structured report, addressed to the Chairman of One-World Investment Consortium as follows:(i) Strategically analyse the Thomas Cook financial and non-financial performance in the 2011 financial year as well as the Chairman’s statement.  See the Thomas Cook Case Study document enclosed. Financial and non-financial indicators are presented in Exhibits A-F and Tables 1-11 on pages 3-12. Table 11 provides definitions of the three terms used in classifying the company’s businesses.(ii) Based on budgetary control practices in your organization, briefly review the Thomas Cook Chairman’s statement on managerial concerns over the company’s budgetary control systems, with the view to advancing possible options for the Chairman’s consideration.  (iii) Assume that the given financial statements in this assignment are the latest and only available information from Thomas Cook. In the light of your analysis in (i), make appropriate and wide ranging recommendations to One-World Investment Consortium. Justify your recommendations. Note: Support your analysis and recommendations with relevant academic reference(s). ‘Selecting which investment opportunities to pursue and which to avoid is a vital matter to businesses because individual projects frequently involve relatively large and irreversible commitments of finance and they involve this commitment for long, often very long, periods of time.’  Source:McLaney, E. (2011) ‘Business Finance Theory and Practice’ Harlow, FT Prentice Hall  Required  Given the long-term nature of investments projects, critically evaluate investment appraisal techniques which may be used to generate information to support managers responsible for such decisions in your employer organisation by:  a) Evaluating cash flows arising over many time periods b) Taking into account the risk associated with such long term projects   


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