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Edinburgh Business School

Financial Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions - MBA Option Course

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About the course

In the competitive market of corporate control, perfecting the skills of negotiation and deal making is essential for successful mergers and acquisitions. The course will give participants a good appreciation of the theoretical, practical and institutional aspects of mergers and acquisitions, focusing particularly on the financial aspects of such deals.

Every day companies worldwide announce merger and acquisition transactions, and such deals form a major part of the corporate finance world in which we live today. Yet, the majority of acquisitions fail to deliver value. How can company managers identify a potential opportunity, understand the financial issues involved, structure a proposal and then negotiate a successful deal? What are the pitfalls, and how can we avoid these?

Join us for this highly interactive 5 day course, where you will explore the intricacies and potential pitfalls of the merger and acquisition business, how to approach company valuation, issues relating to negotiating and structuring the deal, and how to assess the financial impact on a company.

Who should attend

This course will help managers ask the right questions when considering their merger and acquisition strategy or faced with a potential deal. It is ideal for managers or mid-level employees looking to develop their career who possess basic knowledge/understanding of accounting and finance.

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Jo Danbolt

Roles and Responsibilities Head of Accounting and Finance Group Background Jo Danbolt joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2012. He holds the Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets. He is a qualified Siviløkonom (a Norwegian business qualification), and he holds a BA (Hons...


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