Concepts of Mergers & Acquisitions
Learn the basic theories and processes that underpin mergers and acquisitions with this online financial course from the New York Institute of Finance.
Who is the course for?
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.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1 – Overview and buyer strategies
Emerging market issues and the buyer’s viewpoint
Week 2- Finding and pricing a deal
How to start the acquisitions, risks and approaches to valuations
Week 3 – Special valuation cases
Through case studies explore emerging markets, premiums and discounts
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
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