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About the course
Mergers and Acquisitions is a comprehensive, 4-day program designed to provide you with an understanding of both the strategic and financial aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and covers all key aspects of the process.
Participants will build a solid M&A basis through a combination of theory and practice in the form of case studies, group work and a negotiation exercise.
How you will benefit
- Analyze and understand the reasons for M&A
- Learn how to value a target
- Examine the effect of synergies
- Learn about financing the deal
- Explore closing and post-merger integration issues
- Gain practical experience in a an actual case study
- Participate in negotiating a deal
Optional workshop for less experienced participants For participants who do not already have a basic financial knowledge (needed for completing valuations), there is an optional workshop available at no extra cost. The workshop will be held in the afternoon and evening before Day 1 of the program
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP (afternoon and evening before Day 1)
Basic financial knowledge (needed for completing valuations):
- Time value of money
- Financial analysis
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM
- Introduction to mergers and acquisitions
- Strategic planning: merger motives
- Do mergers add value?
- Acquisition strategy
The process of M&A
Value creation through acquisitions
Valuation of a private company
Payment method - Effect on performance
Financing strategies and leveraged buyouts
Takeovers and defensive tactics
Negotiating mergers and acquisitions
Closing of the deal: due diligence, legal documents and process
Who should attend
Mergers and Acquisitions is applicable to all those who want to get a solid overview of today’s M&A marketplace, whether you are directly or indirectly involved in M&A.
Optional workshop for less experienced participants
For participants who do not already have a basic financial knowledge (needed for completing valuations), there is an optional workshop available at no extra cost. This workshop will be held in the afternoon and evening before Day 1 of the program.
Trust the experts
Education Doctora en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad Complutense de Madrid Master of Business Administration. Stanford Graduate School of Business Licenciada en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad Complutense de Madrid Areas of interest Philanthropic Venture Ca...
Klaas de Vries
Klaas de Vries is a partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. As a corporate/M&A specialist, Klaas is the trusted adviser to a number of listed companies, large multinationals and private equity firms on a wide range of issues, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, restructuri...
Mergers and Acquisitions program | Amsterdam Institute of Finance