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Cox School of Business

Mergers & Acquisitions

Nov 18—22, 2019
5 days
Dallas, Texas, United States
USD 7950
USD 1590 per day

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The SMU Cox Mergers & Acquisitions course will help you think from the perspective of an investment banker.

We’ve expanded and enhanced Mergers & Acquisitions to deliver even more. Through lectures, hands-on exercises and real-world case studies, you’ll learn how to determine the attractiveness and fit of a candidate and identify the drivers of acquisition success. You’ll master valuation techniques to test assumptions and get beneath cash-flow forecasts. You’ll take an in-depth look at capital structure, financing options and market response.

You’ll understand the tax implications of various tax structures—for both buyer and seller. You’ll learn how to plan and manage the due diligence process, negotiate effectively and recognize potential deal killers. Because M&A isn’t the only way to structure a winning deal, you’ll examine joint ventures, licensing agreements and other strategic alliances. To facilitate post-merger integration, you’ll learn best practices that position the new organization for success.


  • M&A Strategy
  • Regulatory Considerations
  • M&A Process
  • Due Diligence
  • Valuation - DCF
  • Relative Valuation
  • Private Company Valuation
  • Accounting & Tax Issues
  • Payment & Consideration Issues
  • Legal Issues
  • Post-Closing & Integration Issues
  • Private Equity
  • Negotiations Seminar
  • Multi-Constituent Decision Making
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Cross-Border M&A

Who should attend

  • Business development officers
  • Chief financial officers and finance directors
  • Business analysts
  • Division and unit heads pursuing acquisitions
  • Leadership teams or board members involved in selling a company


Bio Dr. James S. Linck (Jim) is the finance department chair, and also holds the distinguished chair in finance at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.  Prior to joining the Cox faculty, he was the BB&T scholar in the finance department at the University of Georgia...
Bio William Maxwell is a Professor of Finance at the Cox School of Business.  He received his PhD. from the George Washington University in 1998.  He holds the Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher Chair in Financial Investments and is the Director of the Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies and the EnCap...

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Nov 18—22, 2019
5 days
Dallas, Texas, United States
USD 7950
USD 1590 per day

How it works

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