This course looks in detail at the different ways in which mergers and acquisitions transactions are structured.
You’ll learn about legal structures, stock purchases, asset purchases, tax loss mergers and reverse mergers.
As you explore these different transaction structures, you’ll consider the legal and corporate documents involved and the tax implications for both buyer and seller.
By the end of the Mergers and Acquisitions - Structuring the Deal course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with the New York Institute of Finance, you'll be able to:
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What topics will you cover?
Understand the documents like engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, term sheets, letters of intent and the structures that underpin M&A
Review tax considerations, tax-free deals and further accounting rules
Learn about advanced structuring, tax loss mergers, break up/sum of parts/split off, LBOs merger structure, roll ups, consolidation plays, distressed/bankruptcy structures, Special Purpose Acquisition Corps (SPAC), reverse merger and a private equity industry review
This course is ideal for financial analysts and associates. It is also suitable for directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to mergers and acquisitions from other areas, such as equities or fixed income.
To get the most from this course you will need a good knowledge of financial analysis, a basing understanding of corporate finance (TVM, cash flows and discounting) and be well-practised with MS Excel.
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