Mergers and Acquisitions

City Training UK
Course summary
3.5 hours
500 - 750 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Mergers and Acquisitions 

This course from City Training has been designed to develop the participants’ understanding of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). During the course, delivered in the form of lectures and case studies, the participants will cover a number of key topics, including:

  • Differentiating between a public and a private M&A process
  • Understand the timing and key elements of a tender offer
  • Analyse the key steps for the different private M&A processes
  • Identify the main documents present in an M&A transaction
  • Explain where synergies are derived from
  • Understanding the different forms of consideration and financing available
  • Differentiate between the different divestitures alternatives and understand their key impacts
  • Analyse key metrics looked at by an acquirer: accretion/dilution, pro forma balance sheet, synergies paid away.

About the trainer:

Paul has 8 years of experience in investment banking at bulge-bracket firms. He began his career in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in London where he worked on a variety of M&A transaction mainly for media and telecommunication clients. Paul then worked as a Vice-President at UBS in London in the Telecommunications team where he completed more than £25 billion of transactions. Paul is now a partner in an M&A boutique focused on Technology in Paris. He also delivers courses for global financial institutions in the City of London and around the world, in the areas of Corporate Finance, Valuation and M&A.

Paul graduated from HEC in Paris and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for participants who are:

  • Financial analysts in investment banks
  • Associates in investment banks
  • Strategy and Corporate Development professionals
  • Finance, legal professionals involved in M&A
  • Equity Research
  • All other interested Finance professionals

Training Course Content

The content of this course is split into 8 sessions:

Session 1 Corporate Growth

  • Overview of growth strategies
    - Greenfield/organic
    - Joint ventures
    - Acquisitions
  • Advisers and their roles
    - Types and remuneration

Session 2 Private Transactions

  • Type of transactions : auction, competitive process, bilateral negotiation
  • Timetable and process

Session 3 Public Takeovers

  • Public takeovers vs. private transactions
  • General principles of the takeover code
  • Mandatory offer
  • Squeeze-out mechanism
  • Offer price
  • Counter-offers
  • Timetables
  • Bidder’s strategy and tactics
  • Target’s defense strategy and tactics

Session 4 Key M&A Documents

  • Definition
  • Non Disclosure Agreement, Information Memorandum
  • Sales and Purchase Agreement, shareholders agreement, management agreement

Session 5 Due Diligence

  • Definition
  • Private vs. public transactions
  • Timing
  • Key areas covered

Session 6 Synergies

  • Types of transactions
  • Types of synergies: operational, financial and tax
  • Phasing of synergies
  • Restructuring costs
  • NPV of synergies

Session 7 Asset vs. Share Purchase

  • Key considerations and structuring for an asset purchase
  • Review of a share purchase

Session 8 Consideration and Financing for an Acquisition

  • Key considerations and structuring for an acquisition
  • What financing are available for an acquirer?
  • Review of key impact of a transaction: EPS, RoI, leverage, ownership dilution, premium paid vs. synergies
  • Examples for EPS and premium paid vs. synergies

Why choose City Training UK

100% specialised on Corporate Finance with more than 20 different topics

Hundreds of participants trained from heads of departments to recent graduates

10 specialised trainers at minimum VP-level in leading financial institutions

About provider

City Training UK

City Training is a highly-distinguished supplier of premium public courses, in-house training, and courses for universities and schools. The company focuses solely on financial training and covers the areas of financial accounting, corporate finance, valuation, credit analysis, regulatory capital, mergers and...

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City Training UK

100 Pall Mall, Saint James
SW1Y 5NQ London

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 8 reviews

Great training with City UK and the trainer. They tailored a private course to suit my exact needs. The trainer was detailed and understood the intricacies of even the most complex questions. I highly recommend any analyst and higher to work with City Training UK.
Eli K, Financial Analyst, Investment Bank
Useful training especially on the accretion/dilution modeling
Ellie B, Financial analyst, Goldman Sachs
Well structured and enjoyable training. Will be participating again
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