Mergers and Acquisitions

Eight sessions, comprised of four fundamental lectures on Mergers & Acquisitions ("M&A") and four case study sessions. The course, led by three Corporate Finance professionals, introduces the fundamental knowledge and skills of M&A transactions. Students will have to complete two home assignments and analyze a high-profile M&A deal. Students present their analyses to the group in a professional manner.

Course Objectives

This course intends to strengthen the skills necessary to students to enter careers in the corporate finance industry (M&A, private equity, corportate development…). The course assumes students have already acquired basic valuation and financial analysis skills prior to the course.

Course Content

Much of the course will focus on M&A transactions characteristics, on the actors on this market, on deal types and their respective techniques, price determination, financing and LBO.