University of Technology Sydney

25735 Mergers and Acquisitions

Requisite(s): 25765 Corporate Finance
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Anti-requisite(s): 25807 Mergers and Acquisitions



This subject looks at all aspects of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and restructuring process. The first seven lectures address M&A deal rationale, valuation and structuring issues. The remaining lectures address specific types of M&A deals and restructuring transactions. Topics covered include reasons for takeovers, business and acquisition plans, implementation of takeover plans, valuation in the takeover context, regulation of takeovers, deal structuring issues, private equity and leveraged buyout (LBO) transactions, takeover of privately-held firms, alternative exit and restructuring strategies and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Legal and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions are also examined.

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