- NY Credits : 6.0
- TX Credits : 6.0
A Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
This course discusses all facets of mergers and acquisitions (M and As) and divestitures, including deciding on terms, key factors to consider, pros and cons, types of arrangements, evaluative criteria, valuation methods, financial effects of the merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and financial analysis of combinations. Also addressed is emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs).
This course is most beneficial to professionals new to [course topic] who may be at the staff or entry level in organization but also for a seasoned professional with limited exposure to mergers and acquisitions.
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
list 12 conditions required to merge;
define and perform due diligence;
identify information to consider before doing a deal;
describe antitrust guidelines;
explain M and A percent rules;
plan for mergers and acquisitions;
summarize acquisition strategy and process;
use capital budgeting techniques for M and A analysis;
explain the effect of merger on earnings per share and market price per share;
outline SEC filing requirements and tax considerations;
describe accounting, reporting and disclosures for business combinations;
discuss the importance of corporate development officers (CDOS): M and A;
explain the objectives and types of divestitures;
outline the liquidation process.