Identify common motivations for acquisitions and the reasons why many are unsuccessful
Evaluate the specific emerging market risk for M&A and learn valuation techniques for special valuation cases
Identify public companies, comparable companies, comparable acquisitions, and leverage buyout valuations
Summarise the Discounted Cash Flow approach
Describe the positive and negative attributes of the M&A methodologies
Explore the key risks associated with the acquisition process
Discuss the characteristics of a successful deal
Identify the steps involved in the acquisition process
Identify the functional types of mergers
Describe the differences between buy vs. build synergies
Explain the 3 ways M&A increases value
Summarise the top ten buyer motivations for M&A
In this introductory course you will get an overview of the major aspects of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry.
You’ll discover the theories and concepts that underpin mergers and acquisitions, and learn the skills involved in executing transactions, from a deal’s inception to post-merger integration.
Please note that this course is free to join but, in order to complete the Mergers and Acquisitions program, you will need to obtain a certificate on each of the courses.
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.