FIN 405 Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Select Term:
This course introduces students with the basic Mergers&Acquisitions concepts and terminology and presents them the financial methods and tools that are commonly employed in the M&A process. The first part of the course covers firm valuation models in detail. The topics in the second part include deal structuring, negotiation, the risk management tools used in the takeover process, and the recent trends in the international and local corporate takeover markets. The roles of private equity and strategic acquirers during the merger process, competition among bidders to acquire target firms, bidding wars and the economic and legal aspects of the takeover process will also be discussed during the course of the semester.