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About the Course

The area of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is special in finance. Incredible amounts of money are employed in such transactions. Deals draw a lot of public attention and dispute. Oftentimes, stories look more like fairy tales rather than financial reality. The key idea in any M&A transaction is to create value through a potentially synergetic activity. To this end, it is important to have a clear motive and implementation plan. Of special importance are the correct valuation, proper financing, and actual deal completion. But this is not the end – value mostly accrues from the post-merger integration. The understanding of the motives of various stakeholders is instrumental in the analysis of the potential creation of value. The learners will gain insight into the core value creating M&A strategies. They will be able to use the obtained knowledge and skills to successfully advance in their career at a financial institution, as well as in the area of financial management at non-financial businesses. Finally, the Course is very helpful in successful completion of the Specialization’s Final Project....

Top reviews

HC
Oct 29, 2018

Very interesting course....there are, very well explained, both the base and advanced concepts of valuing companies....I'll strongly recommend this course....

OA
Jul 1, 2021

Was the right level of abstraction for me - did not absolutely need to read the book was also a positive - learnt a lot - thanks

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By Ishita J

Apr 13, 2020

The questions asked in the quizzes were not even near the content taught in the sessions. It was very difficult to pass the quizzes. The readings provided were nice and insightful

By cornelispaulus@hotmail.com

Aug 11, 2018

This course of Prof. Kontor is the one to take if you want to learn about M&A. You learn not only the theoretical framework but also how to apply them in numerical examples. This is in my opinion the best M&A course on Coursera.

A great thanks to Prof.dr. Konstantin Kontor for bringing this course.

Dr. Cor

By Marco O

Sep 10, 2019

this platform, the only comments that i have Is:

1.- the course would be improved with the utilization of excercises on excel.

2.- the translation not always was exact so to convert this into an excellent course it would be good to check that.

By Radhakumari C

Sep 6, 2019

Good Course

By HARSHITA K

Aug 14, 2020

The course is very detailed and doesn't only focus on theoretical aspect. The final assessment based on practical evaluation of M&A, was very comprehensive.

By Adcon S

Oct 18, 2020

good learning about challenges and strategy in merger of organisation

By Hongyue Y

Mar 13, 2019

How am I gonna get the certificate when I could review others work?!

By Ishaan K

Sep 28, 2018

A lot of time spent in reviewing the assignment and the money gets piling on

By Aman S

Jul 21, 2020

The lectures and the quizzes have a vast level of difference. Only week 4 seems to be linked well else all the weeks' lectures are solely theoretical whereas several numerical type questions were asked in quizzes that require external help in understanding or even attempt it any case. Suggest you to go for some other course.

By Susnato L

Oct 22, 2019

Not upto the mark!

By Ronit R

Sep 29, 2019

This is a great course to learn what the numbers on balance sheet etc represent and what non-financial factors may affect M&A Transactions. I definitely recommend this course to anyone passionate about M&A!

By Herciu C

Oct 30, 2018

Very interesting course....there are, very well explained, both the base and advanced concepts of valuing companies....I'll strongly recommend this course....

By Olivier A

Jul 2, 2021

Was the right level of abstraction for me - did not absolutely need to read the book was also a positive - learnt a lot - thanks

By Amardyuti B

Oct 7, 2020

very relevent

By Евгений Ч

Dec 20, 2018

Great course

By Meghna S

Apr 16, 2021

good ad understood new concept

By Chiara

Nov 22, 2020

Course is good for beginners, it is slow pace and allows people unfamiliar with finance topics to follow.

Downside is that the course does not go really in depth of topics, with no slides and very high level course notes. There are some extra readings recommended but documents are not made available to students. Would be great to have slides rather than the professor writing on the whiteboard as well as reading material made available.

By Deleted A

Jul 11, 2020

Not providing proper review