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Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate

Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate

  • Mergers & Acquisitions 'remains' of high interest for HEC students. The industry is cyclical but is clearly recovering
  • Position in M&A are one of the leading first jobs for HEC 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 Strategic management, International finance and Law. Students with one specialty (Finance, Strategy, Law) will take all lectures but those of their specialty.

  • The aim is to bring you a multidisciplinary understanding of M&A (finance, strategy, legal, tax, HR, …)
  • 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
  • Legal: share purchase agreements, due diligence, anti-trust, tender offers rules
  • Finance: valuation, merger models, financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and financial theory: M&A and value creation, agency theory, free cash flow theory
  • Strategy: Corporate strategy, Rational for external growth, Joint ventures
  • Elephant transctions: Give visibility to our partner in the program
  • LBOs: fund raising, Structuring of LBO (financing), Management package, Monitoring of participations, LBO modeling
  • Corportae approach to Mergers and Acquisitions: identification of targets, organization of due diligence, post merger integration, E&C issues
  • Human Ressources: due diligence HR, retention issues, culture, post merger integration
  • Tax: DD, tax structuring tax heavens.
  • Yann Le Fur, Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris
  • Michael Loy, Affiliate Professor, Executive Director of the International Law and Management specialized master, HEC Paris
  • Pascal Quiry, Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris
  • Rodolphe Durand, Professor, HEC Paris


and Professionals and Experts.