Mergers, Acquisitions, And Corporate Restructuring – fin444 (3 credits)
This course prepares students to analyze merger and acquisition opportunities in ways that will maximize corporate value and shareholder wealth in a competitive market environment. Special emphasis is placed on the identification, screening, selection, evaluation, and financing of activities. Additionally, the course examines business failures and restructuring strategies.
Business Failure and Corporate Restructuring
- Compare and contrast the reasons and types of M&A failures.
- Compare and contrast the various forms of corporate restructuring.
- Analyze the risks associated with M&A’s strategy.
- Recommend contingency plans for successful M&A’s.
Examination of Contemporary and Critical Issues
- Analyze the impact of corporate governance and ethical consideration on M&A’s.
Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s) and Corporate Restructuring
- Define mergers and acquisitions terminology.
- Explain the rationale for M&A’s and corporate restructurin.
- Examine the trends, statistics, examples of mergers and acquisitions.
- Compare and contrast different types of M&A’s strategies.
Analyzing and Negotiating M&A’s Deals
- Describe search and screening processes for mergers and acquisitions.
- Compare and contrast valuation criteria and techniques.
- Analyze negotiation and bidding process of mergers and acquisitions.
- Evaluate the sources and instruments for financing M&A’s.
Evaluating the Effects of M&A’s on Corporate Value
- Evaluate pre and post merger activities.
- Assess human and cultural aspects of M&A’s.
- Analyze the accounting, tax, and legal effects on M&A’s.
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