Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategies and Execution

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Course : Mergers & Acquisitions - Strategies and Execution
Level : Advanced
Commitment  : 10 Days (2hrs per day)
Language : English
Schedule Date : 29th June 2024


This 20 Hours STP course Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the strategic, financial, and legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions. The course will cover the entire M&A process, including deal sourcing, due diligence, valuation, negotiation, and post-merger integration. The course will also examine various M&A strategies, such as horizontal and vertical mergers, friendly and hostile takeovers, and cross-border M&A.

Overall, this course aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and execute successful M&A transactions, and to prepare them for careers in corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, or strategic consulting.

What Will I Learn

You will be able to:

  • understand the strategic and financial rationale behind mergers and acquisitions, and identify the key drivers of value creation in M&A transactions
  • evaluate potential acquisition targets using various valuation techniques, such as discounted cash flow analysis, comparable company analysis, and precedent transaction analysis
  • conduct comprehensive due diligence on acquisition targets, including financial, legal, and operational due diligence
  • develop negotiation strategies and tactics for both friendly and hostile M&A transactions
  • analyze the legal and regulatory aspects of M&A transactions, including antitrust and securities regulations
  • identify and address potential post-merger integration issues, such as cultural differences, organizational structure, and operational synergies
  • understand the challenges and opportunities of cross-border M&A transactions, including cultural, legal, and financial considerations
  • communicate effectively with stakeholders, including management, board members, investors, and regulators, throughout the M&A process


  • What is Business Combination?
  • Method of accounting for business combinations
  • Forms of Business Combinations

  • Different types of Business Combinations
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Joint Venture
  • Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)

  • What are the Different Motives for Mergers & Acquisitions?
  • Value creation
  • Diversification
  • Acquisition Of Assets
  • Increase In Financial Capacity
  • Tax purposes
  • Incentives For Managers

  • Horizontal
  • Vertical merger
  • Conglomerate Merger
  • Congeneric Merge
  • Forward Merger
  • Reverse Merger
  • Subsidiary Merger

  • Friendly Acquisitions & Hostile Acquisitions
  • Hostile vs. Friendly Acquisitions : An Overview
  • Special Considerations: Proxy Fights
  • Hostile Acquisitions Strategies

  • What is Acquisition Structure?
  • Basics of an M&A Deal Structure
  • Types of Acquisition Structures
  • Modeling Deal Structures
  • Creating a Proper M&A Deal Structure
  • Cash Buy Out • Swaps • Hybrid deals
  • Key Takeaways from Acquisition Structure

  • Funding Considerations
  • What is Funding?
  • Understanding Funding
  • Types of Financing
  • Leveraged Buyout (LBO)

  • What is valuation?
  • What does valuation tell you?
  • The Two Main Categories of Valuation Methods
  • How Earnings Affect Valuation
  • Valuation of listed companies
  • Valuation of unlisted companies (DCF method)

  • What Is Due Diligence?
  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Legal Due Diligence

  • Nuances of Shareholder’s Agreements & Share Purchase Agreements
  • The Basics of a Shareholders' Agreement
  • Example of a Shareholders Agreement for an Entrepreneurial Venture
  • Share Purchase Agreements
  • Use of share purchase agreement
  • Reasons for Using Share Purchase Agreement
  • Importance of Share Purchase Agreement

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Each session is interactive and informative, featuring case studies, quizzes, and projects

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