Mergers and Acquisitions

Amsterdam Institute of Finance

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Amsterdam Institute of Finance

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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.

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

Content

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

  • Business valuation

  • Value creation through acquisitions

  • Valuation of a private company

  • Payment method - Effect on performance

  • Deal structuring

  • Financing strategies and leveraged buyouts

  • Takeovers and defensive tactics

  • Negotiating mergers and acquisitions

  • Closing of the deal: due diligence, legal documents and process

  • Post-acquisition integration

Experts

Luisa Alemany

Luisa Alemany is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. She was formerly at ESADE Business School and a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She is also a Fellow at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Her main areas of interest are ...

Arne Grimme

Arne Grimme is head of De Brauw’s Corporate M&A practice. He advises on public and private transactions, leveraged buy-outs and complex cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings. Arne has been repeatedly recognised as a leader in his field, having been nominated for the Best M&a...

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