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Mergers and Acquisitions - Advanced Theory

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Take a closer look at the processes behind mergers and acquisitions with this Mergers and Acquisitions - Advanced Theory course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with the New York Institute of Finance!

Overview

Explore mergers and acquisitions in greater depth, examining accounting and projections.

Following on from the first introductory course about mergers and acquisitions, this course looks in more detail at major aspects of the mergers and acquisitions industry.

You’ll get an overview of accounting and projections for mergers and acquisitions and learn more about financing deals. You will also spend time considering the seller’s viewpoint as well as touching on disclosure of acquisitions, hostile takeover defences and private equity.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the Mergers and Acquisitions - Advanced Theory course offered by FutureLearn in partnership with the New York Institute of Finance, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the types of takeover defenses
  • Demonstrate how to disclose an acquisition
  • Identify the purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of the Letter of Intent
  • Interpret the meaning of the First Offer
  • Explain the steps involved in the Sale process
  • Evaluate how to use an Investment Bank
  • Explore the seller's viewpoint
  • Investigate Contingent Payments
  • Summarise New Debt, New Equity, and Private Equity
  • Identify the M&A Finance sources
  • Explore the list of synergies developed by the Investment Bank and Buyer
  • Interpret the concepts of Affordability and Earnings per Share Dilution
  • Identify the concepts of M&A Financial Accounting

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • Week 1 - M&A Finance and The Seller’s Viewpoint

Financial accounting, projections, how to finance the deal, and the seller’s viewpoint

  • Week 2 - Case studies and further lessons

Explore the seller’s viewpoint through case studies, then explore in more depth first offers, disclosure, hostile takeover defenses and private equity

Lecturers

Jeffrey Hooke

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 14 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 and MS Excel.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    109 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 109 USD for the full programme during 14 days.
  • National

    109 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 109 USD for the full programme during 14 days.

Funding

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