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Woche
1
5 Stunden zum Abschließen

Why M&As? Stakeholders, Framework and Process. Legal and Regulatory Environment. Accounting and Tax Issues an Overview

In Week 1 we paint the big picture of the M&A field. We identify the value creation as the key motive behind these deals. In order to analyze the value creation process, we introduce the stakeholders’ approach and study stakeholders’ motives in some detail. Then we discuss the idea of synergy as the core objective of a successful M&A transaction and its pitfalls. We introduce the framework and process of M&As and discuss the overall environment of these transactions – legal and regulatory issues (especially, antitrust motives), accounting treatment of M&As, and some important tax considerations. We will see how the transaction environment and treatment influence the potential of successful implementation of a transaction and the corresponding value creation.

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9 Videos (Gesamt 93 min), 8 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
9 Videos
1.3. Buzzwords and challenges. Synergy11m
1.4. Studying M&As – framework and process11m
1.5. Legal and regulatory environment (1) – antitrust motives9m
1.6. Legal and regulatory environment (2) – other issues11m
1.7. M&As – some accounting issues11m
1.8. M&As – some tax considerations13m
8 Lektüren
Konstantin Kontor10m
AIBEc. The American Institute of Business and Economics10m
Grading10m
Handouts – an important comment10m
1.1. The takeover process10m
1.2. The stakeholders’ paradigm10m
1.3. Legal and regulatory environment10m
1.4. Some accounting and tax Issues – an overview10m
2 praktische Übungen
1 (Practice)30m
1 - Takeover process, stakeholders, and environment1h
Woche
2
4 Stunden zum Abschließen

Strategy and M&As. Theories of M&As

In Week 2 of the Course we discuss corporate strategy and its role in value creation. We revisit some well-known schools of strategic thinking and frameworks of strategy formulation and implementation. Our objective is to understand strategic motives behind M&A transactions. Equipped with the overall understanding of strategy, we proceed with the discussion of major theories of M&As – the motives behind the planned transactions that have the value creation potential. In all theories we try to reveal the actual interests of the key stakeholders. Finally, we study the actual deal mechanics and ways to overcome incumbent shareholder resistance (the free-rider problem).

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8 Videos (Gesamt 93 min), 3 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
8 Videos
2.4. Some well-known classic schools of strategy12m
2.5. Theories of M&As (1)15m
2.6. Theories of M&As (2)11m
2.7. Free-rider problem – solutions (1)12m
2.8. Free-rider problem – solutions (2)12m
3 Lektüren
2.1. Strategy and M&As10m
2.2. Theories of M&As10m
2.3. Small shareholders and tender offers10m
2 praktische Übungen
2 (Practice)30m
2 - M&A strategy and value creation potential in the uncertain world1h
Woche
3
4 Stunden zum Abschließen

Valuation of M&As

Week 3 is devoted to the central topic of the Course – M&A valuation. We start with the analysis of the importance of valuation in the potential value creation. Then we discuss and compare alternative approaches to valuation, paying special attention to free cash flow (FCF) valuation. We analyze major value drivers – profitability, growth, cost of capital etc. and derive general valuation formulas for special cases of no growth, constant and supernormal growth. Then we apply the formulas to analyze value gains/losses in M&A transactions on examples.

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9 Videos (Gesamt 94 min), 3 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
9 Videos
3.4. The general formula8m
3.5. Some methodology, or how to extract value drivers11m
3.6. Cost of capital10m
3.7. Value creation in M&As8m
3.8. Calculating gains (losses)6m
3.9. Valuation in the “new economy” – some comments8m
3 Lektüren
3.1. M&A valuation (1) – value drivers, approaches, and formulas10m
3.2. M&A valuation (2) – cost of capital10m
3.3. M&A valuation (3) – value creation example10m
2 praktische Übungen
3 (Practice)30m
3 - Getting used to value drivers and formulas1h
Woche
4
3 Stunden zum Abschließen

M&A Financing. LBOs and MBOs

In Week 4 we study M&A financing. Motives, theories, and deal mechanics are fine – but where’s the money? If a transaction is friendly, a stock payment is likely to help. But what if there’s a conflict? Then a lot of cash is needed, and a lot of debt must be issued. One way is issuing junk bonds. We discuss both facts and myths about junk bonds. Then we consider LBO and MBO transactions. First, we analyze how a company may be taken private through heavy borrowing and further gradual debt repayment. We illustrate the mechanics of an LBO/MBO transaction on a detailed example. Finally, comments on a famous LBO case – RJR Nabisco – are provided.

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7 Videos (Gesamt 87 min), 2 Lektüren, 2 Quiz
7 Videos
4.4. Joint venture as a form of a merger7m
4.5. LBOs and MBOs (1) – a way of financing11m
4.6. LBOs and MBOs (2) – an example22m
4.7. An example of an LBO – the RJR Nabisco case (1988)10m
2 Lektüren
4.1. Junk bonds and M&A financing10m
4.2. LBOs and MBOs10m
2 praktische Übungen
4 (Practice)30m
4 - Junk bonds and LBOs – how investors profit from them1h
4.4
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von HCOct 30th 2018

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

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Konstantin Kontor

Director and Professor of Finance and Strategy
American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc)

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