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Master's programs

Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate

Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate


  • Mergers & Acquisitions remains of high interest for HEC Paris students
  • Position in M&A are one of the leading first jobs for HEC Paris graduates (investment bank, strategy consultants, transaction services, law firms, corporates, …)
  • There is limited education offer for postgraduate in that area.

Open to all students but some clear adequacy with international finance, strategic management and law.

  • Bring you a multidisciplinary understanding of M&A (finance, legal, strategy, private equity, due diligence, corporate approach including post merger integration challenges,, tax…)
  • Provide quality education for future professionals of the sector and more generally familiarize students with M&A as they will undoubtedly be faced with such a situation in their career.

Finance: deal structuring and merger models, negotiation parameters including deal pricing, take-over bids and defence tactics, financing…

Legal: share purchase agreements, due diligence, anti-trust, tender offers rules Strategy: Rational for external growth, joint ventures

Private equity and LBOs: fund raising and fund organisation, structuring of LBOs, managing of participations and value creation, exit, management package, LBO models

Financial due diligence: sell side, buy side, key parameters to consider,

Corporate approach to Mergers and Acquisitions: identification of target, internal decision process, post merger integration, E&C issues,

Tax: tax structuring, key aspects in M&A.

M&A Certificate now developed in the framework of a Corporate initiative between Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) and HEC Paris.

Professors

  • Marc Vermeulen, Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris, Academic Director of the M&A Certificate and Director of the CACIB - HEC Paris Corporate Initiative in M&A
  • Michael Loy, Affiliate Professor, Executive Director of the LLM in Law & International Management and the Pedagogical Director of the Master 1 course of “Droit des sociétés”
  • Pascal Quiry, Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris, co-author of Finance d’Entreprise whose initial author was Pierre Vernimmen
  • Bernard Ramanantsoa, Distinguished Emeritus Professor in Strategy and Business Policy, ex-Dean of HEC Paris, Harvard Expansion Prize in 1989 for "Technologie et Stratégie d'entreprise"

and other professors and participants, all M&A professionals and experts.


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