A Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

Online Course: ID# 1003426
A Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
About This Course:
This course discusses all facets of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, including deciding on terms, key factors to consider, pros and cons, types of arrangements, evaluative criteria, valuation methods, financial effects of the merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and financial analysis of combinations. Also addressed is the emergence of corporate development officers.


Chapter 1:
  • Define mergers
  • List twelve conditions required to merge
  • Define and perform due diligence
  • Identify information to consider before "doing a deal"
  • Describe antitrust guidelines
  • Explain M &A percent rules
  • Plan for mergers and acquisitions
  • Decide on acquisition terms
  • List factors in determining a price
  • Describe grading criteria
  • Summarize acquisition strategy and process
  • Finance the merger
  • Use capital budgeting techniques for M&A analysis
  • Explain the effect of merger on earnings per share and Market price per share
  • Describe the risk of the acquisition
  • Explain the methods of hostile takeover bids
  • Outline SEC filing requirements and tax considerations
  • Enumerate defensive measures by targeted company
  • Determine the value of a targeted company
  • Describe accounting, reporting and disclosures for business combinations
  • Discuss the importance of corporate development officers (CDOs)—M&A teams
Chapter 2:
  • Define unbundling
  • Explain the objectives and types of divestitures
  • Cite some reasons for divestiture
  • Determine what areas/units should be sold
  • Define divestiture or restructuring planning
  • Plan for sale
  • List the means of divestiture
  • Value and appraise a divestiture
  • Close the form of the transaction
  • Outline the liquidation process
NASBA Category: Finance
CPE Credits: 10
Level: Basic (120 pages)
Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites
Advance Preparation: None
A Practical Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
Price: $109.00
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