Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories
The course Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories is an online class provided by New York Institute of Finance through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Get an introduction to mergers and acquisitions with this first course in a program from the New York Institute of Finance.

Course description
  • Discover the mergers and acquisitions industry
  • 3 weeks
  • In this introductory course you will get an overview of the major aspects of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry.
  • You’ll discover the theories and concepts that underpin mergers and acquisitions, and learn the skills involved in executing transactions, from a deal’s inception to post-merger integration.
  • Please note that this course is free to join but, in order to complete the Mergers and Acquisitions program, you will need to obtain a certificate on each of the courses. 
  • Identify common motivations for acquisitions and the reasons why many are unsuccessful
  • Evaluate the specific emerging market risk for M&A and learn valuation techniques for special valuation cases
  • Identify public companies, comparable companies, comparable acquisitions, and leverage buyout valuations
  • Summarise the Discounted Cash Flow approach
  • Describe the positive and negative attributes of the M&A methodologies
  • Explore the key risks associated with the acquisition process
  • Discuss the characteristics of a successful deal
  • Identify the steps involved in the acquisition process
  • Identify the functional types of mergers
  • Describe the differences between buy vs. build synergies
  • Explain the 3 ways M&A increases value
  • Summarise the top ten buyer motivations for M&A
  • This course is ideal for financial analysts and associates. It is also suitable for directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to mergers and acquisitions from other areas, such as equities or fixed income.
  • New York Institute of Finance
  • The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) is a global leader in training for financial services and related industries. NYIF trains 50,000 professionals online and in class, in over 120 countries.

Prerequisites & Facts

Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories

Course Topic

Business & Management, Finance & Accounting

University, College, Institution

New York Institute of Finance

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / New York Institute of Finance you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: New York Institute of Finance
Topic: Business & Management, Finance & Accounting