A-Practical Guide to Mergers Acquisitions and DivestituresCode: 20-MERGERS

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This course discusses all facets of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) 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 emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs).

Presentation Method: Self-Study Category: Special Knowledge and Apps CPE credit: 7 Hours Program Level: Intermediate Prerequisites: General understanding of acquisitions. Advance Preparation: None Exam expiration date: Participants must submit exams for grading within one year from the date of purchase. Objectives:

After completing this course, you will achieve the following chapter objectives::
Chapter 1
1. Define mergers.
2. List twelve conditions required to merge.
3. Define and perform due diligence.
4. Identify information to consider before "doing a deal”
5. Describe antitrust guidelines
6. Explain M & A percent rules.
7. Plan for mergers and acquisitions.
8. Decide on acquisition terms.
9. List factors in determining a price.
10. Describe grading criteria.
11. Summarize acquisition strategy and process.
12. Finance the merger.
13. Use capital budgeting techniques for M&A analysis.
14. Explain the effect of merger on earnings per share and Market price per share.
15. Describe the risk of the acquisition.
16. Explain the methods of hostile takeover bids.
17. Outline SEC filing requirements and tax considerations
18. Enumerate defensive measures by targeted company.
19. Determine the value of a targeted company.
20. Describe accounting, reporting and disclosures for business combinations
21. Discuss the importance of corporate development officers (CDOs)—M&A teams

Chapter 2
1. Define unbundling.
2. Explain the objectives and types of divestitures.
3. Cite some reasons for divestiture.
4. Determine what areas/units should be sold.
5. Define divestiture or restructuring planning
6. Plan for sale.
7. List the means of divestiture.
8. Value and appraise a divestiture.
9. Close the form of the transaction.
10. Account for divestitures.
11. Outline the liquidation process.

Presentation Method:  QAS Self-Study

 

Category:  Management Advisory Services

 

CPE credit:  6 Hours


Program Level:  Update


Prerequisites:  None


Advance Preparation:  None


Exam expiration date:  Participants must submit exams for grading within one year from the date of purchase


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