Course Details

Structuring Transactions: Private M&A

This course will examine the principal business and legal issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, including forms and techniques of combining two businesses, negotiation strategies, pricing and other economic terms, principal contract provisions, the role of legal and financial advisers, due diligence, corporate governance and other issues. The course will be based off of a case study of a private company acquisition and will be highly interactive, showcasing a typical M&A transaction from start to finish. Guest speakers will provide "real world" perspectives on the key deal terms and why they matter to clients. Grades will be based on a written examination (students will be asked to mark up actual documents based on the interests of buyers and sellers and prepare mock memos to clients based on key deal issues), in-class presentations and class participation and attendance. Registration Requirements: Business Associations or Corporations. Evaluation Method: Students will be evaluated as follows: 50% participation/attendance, 50% written memos/final. Class Materials: No books are required. A case study will be provided. In addition, forms of Stock Purchase Agreement, Merger Agreement, Asset Purchase Agreement and other documents common in M&A will be provided.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 633W


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Structuring Transactions: Private M&A
Faculty: Harris, Ryan D
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 19

Fall 2016
Title: Structuring Transactions: Private M&A
Faculty: Harris, Ryan D
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 21

Fall 2015
Title: Structuring Transactions: Private M&A
Faculty: Harris, Ryan D
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 23

Fall 2014
Title: Structuring Transactions: Private M&A
Faculty: Harris, Ryan D
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24