Mergers and Acquisitions

Get a full understanding all aspects of M&A. Create more value in your next deal.

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Next available date: 2 December

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.

Program length
4 days

Day 1 – Optional workshop 17:00 – 20:30
Day 2 09:00 – 18:30
Day 3 09:00 – 18:30
Day 4 09:00 – 18:30
Day 5 09:00 – 13:30

 

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

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.

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Faculty

Luisa Alemany

Luisa Alemany is Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Formerly she held the position of Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at ESADE Business School in Spain. Her main areas of interest are Entrepreneurial Finance (including Venture Capital, Business Angels,…

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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, restructurings, corporate law, corporate governance and listing rules in the…

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  • 4 days
  • € 4400
  • Corporate Finance, Strategy & Growth
  • English
  • 4.8 / 5

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