University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Finance of Mergers and Acquisitions: Designing an M&A Deal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Finance of Mergers and Acquisitions: Designing an M&A Deal

This course is part of Mergers and Acquisitions Specialization

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Heitor Almeida

Instructor: Heitor Almeida

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There are 5 modules in this course

You will learn the basic accounting and taxation principles of M&A deals, and how accounting and taxation choices interact and potential implications for M&A financing decisions. This module will also discuss the key trade-offs that acquirers and targets face when deciding between cash and stock deals, including taxes, valuation issues and uncertainty about synergies.

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13 videos6 readings6 quizzes

M&A deals can cause significant changes in corporate leverage. In this module you will learn how leverage affects company value both in theory and in practice. You will also learn how to choose the optimal financing mix in an M&A deal, using the trade-off model of capital structure and other state-of-the art tools including credit ratings and debt structure.

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10 videos1 reading3 quizzes

Private equity deals have become an essential component of the M&A market and studying private equity deals is an excellent learning tool for an M&A practitioner. You will learn the Finance issues that are essential to private equity deals including highly leveraged valuation, complex financing structures, and the key sources of value creation. You will also learn the complete modeling of a leverage buyout (LBO), including valuation, financing, exit plans and calculation of IRR (internal rates of return).

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10 videos1 reading5 quizzes

Companies create value not only by buying assets but also by selling assets and downsizing. You will learn how and why companies can create value by breaking up. This module will also discuss the specifics of divestitures and spin-offs, including tax implications and the benefits of corporate focus.

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7 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

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1 video2 readings1 plugin

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Heitor Almeida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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