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||In Mergers and Acquisitions New York Institute of Finance offers participants an introduction to an aspect of business that has become an inseparable part of today's increasingly competitive economic environment. This introductory level curriculum walks students step-by-step through the M&A process. The curriculum identifies the types of corporations most likely to be M&A players and the types of corporations most likely to be M&A targets. Participants learn how to calculate potential risks and returns before taking the M&A leap; determine an acquisition candidate's value; weigh the various financing options; develop an exit strategy; and deal with the people and systems in the newly acquired company.
Please note that this is a curriculum of individual course modules. You will need to pass each module exam in order to qualify for a certificate of completion.
This course can be accessed 24/7 from any internet enabled computer. Access is for 91 days.
Who Should Attend
Financial analysts/managers, bankers, strategic planning professionals, financial decision-makers in corporations, corporate finance lawyers, corporate finance accountants, financial management consultants, market regulators and professionals interested in the nuts-and-bolts aspects of M&A analysis and valuation.
After this course, students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast build and buy strategies
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of acquiring a public company
- Identify the main players in M&A transactions
- List the steps for planning an acquisition
- Discuss the basics of financing an acquisition
- Discuss the relationship between risk and return
- Describe common risk considerations
- Identify the formula for quantifying risk using the discount rate
- Identify steps to be taken by a due diligence team
- Recognize characteristics of a suitable turnaround candidate
- Describe elements of accounting valuation
- Define key principles of financial forecasting
- Recognize crucial elements of economic valuation
- Recognize debt and equity financing methods
- Compare cash offers with share exchanges
- Discuss bank concerns for financing acquisitions
- Identify key elements of mezzanine financing
- Identify the two main areas of integration difficulty
- Describe techniques for effective change management
- Recognize why divestment strategies are employed with acquired companies
- Identify new economy technologies being used to benefit acquired, old economy businesses
Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions Duration: 1 hour
Risk Considerations for Mergers and Acquisitions Duration: 1 hour
- Business expansion decisions: build it or buy it?
- Key advantages of acquisitions
- Acquisition of public vs. private companies
- The players in the world of acquisitions
- The acquisition process
- Basics of financing the deal
Valuing the Acquisition Candidate Duration: 1 hour
- Risk vs. return analysis
- Due diligence and uncovering incorrectly valued and unrecorded assets and liabilities
- Conducting business through subsidiaries
- Contingent liabilities
- Turnaround candidates
- Operational vs. financial problems
Financing the Acquisition Duration: 1 hour
- Determining the fair market value of a target company
- Financial forecasting
- Economic vs. accounting valuation
- Valuation and overseas acquisitions
Integrating the Acquisition Duration: 1 hour
- Techniques for evaluating financial alternatives
- Establishing the target capital structure
- Financing with cash, secured debt, unsecured debt and stock
- Structuring bank financing
- Mezzanine financing
- Dealing with people and systems
- Divestment strategies
- Adding value in the new economy
- Setting desired rate of return
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||For over 88 years, The New York Institute of Finance has been helping financial services companies and multinational corporations to learn and to lead.
Taught by best in class industry practitioners, our courses combine academic rigor with an in-depth understanding of how business and finance work in the real world. The New York Institute of Finance understands the financial marketplace because we are part of it!
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