M&A Professional Certificate

New York Institute of Finance

How long?

  • 5 days
  • in person, online

What are the topics?

New York Institute of Finance

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Who should attend

  • Financial analysts/managers
  • bankers
  • strategic planning professionals
  • corporate finance lawyers
  • market regulators

About the course

Comprehensive analysis of the major facets of the Mergers & Acquisitions industry and the skills engaged in executing all areas of transactions from pre to post-merger integration.

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Basic MS Excel skills
  • Principles of corporate finance and valuation
  • Familiarity with financial markets and instruments

CURRICULUM

Day 1

MODULE 1: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS - CONCEPTS AND THEORIES PART I

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Overview
  • Key Drivers of a Successful Acquisition
  • Attractiveness of Target Companies
  • Acquisition Structure
  • Sequence of Events
  • Documentation and Agreements

Day 2

MODULE 1: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS - CONCEPTS AND THEORIES PART II

  • Managing for Value Creation
  • How Does the Integration Process Affect Value Creation?
  • Valuation
  • Financing the Acquisition
  • Anti-takeover Mechanisms
  • Anti-trust Policies

Day 3

MODULE 1: MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS - STRUCTURING THE DEAL

  • Legal structures
  • Tax structures
  • Accounting
  • Letter of Intent
  • Seller paper, earn outs, hope certificates
  • Special cases
  • Tax loss mergers
  • Break-up/sum-of-the-parts/split-offs
  • LBOs
  • Roll-ups, consolidation plays
  • Distressed (Bankruptcy) M&A
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (SPAC), Blind pool
  • Reverse merger, backdoor IPO

Day 4

MODULE 1: FREE CASH FLOW MODELING

  • Free Cash Flow and the Objectives of the Firm
  • Components of Free Cash Flow
  • Cost of Capital
  • Capital Budgeting Using Free Cash Flow
  • Modified Free Cash Flow
  • Using Free Cash Flow to Evaluate Acquisition Opportunities
  • Integration of Acquisitions

Day 5

MODULE 1: ACCOUNTING FOR MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • Equity Method of Consolidation
  • Purchase Accounting for Business Combinations
  • Forecasting the Performance of the Combined Company
  • Internal Revenue Code Section 338(g) and 338(h)(10) Transactions

MODULE 2: DESK READY SKILLS KNOWLEDGE CHECK

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Mergers and acquisitions, concepts and theories
  • Accounting for M&A
  • Free cash flow – a powerful decision making metric
  • Structuring the deal

M&A Professional Certificate at New York Institute of Finance

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