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Semaine
1
5 heures pour terminer

Why M&As? Stakeholders, Framework and Process. Legal and Regulatory Environment. Accounting and Tax Issues an Overview

In Week 1 we paint the big picture of the M&A field. We identify the value creation as the key motive behind these deals. In order to analyze the value creation process, we introduce the stakeholders’ approach and study stakeholders’ motives in some detail. Then we discuss the idea of synergy as the core objective of a successful M&A transaction and its pitfalls. We introduce the framework and process of M&As and discuss the overall environment of these transactions – legal and regulatory issues (especially, antitrust motives), accounting treatment of M&As, and some important tax considerations. We will see how the transaction environment and treatment influence the potential of successful implementation of a transaction and the corresponding value creation. ...
9 vidéos (Total 93 min), 8 lectures, 2 quiz
9 vidéos
1.1. Introduction: Why study M&As?5 min
1.2. The stakeholders’ paradigm14 min
1.3. Buzzwords and challenges. Synergy11 min
1.4. Studying M&As – framework and process11 min
1.5. Legal and regulatory environment (1) – antitrust motives9 min
1.6. Legal and regulatory environment (2) – other issues11 min
1.7. M&As – some accounting issues11 min
1.8. M&As – some tax considerations13 min
8 lectures
Konstantin Kontor10 min
AIBEc. The American Institute of Business and Economics10 min
Grading10 min
Handouts – an important comment10 min
1.1. The takeover process10 min
1.2. The stakeholders’ paradigm10 min
1.3. Legal and regulatory environment10 min
1.4. Some accounting and tax Issues – an overview10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
1 (Practice)30 min
1 - Takeover process, stakeholders, and environments
Semaine
2
4 heures pour terminer

Strategy and M&As. Theories of M&As

In Week 2 of the Course we discuss corporate strategy and its role in value creation. We revisit some well-known schools of strategic thinking and frameworks of strategy formulation and implementation. Our objective is to understand strategic motives behind M&A transactions. Equipped with the overall understanding of strategy, we proceed with the discussion of major theories of M&As – the motives behind the planned transactions that have the value creation potential. In all theories we try to reveal the actual interests of the key stakeholders. Finally, we study the actual deal mechanics and ways to overcome incumbent shareholder resistance (the free-rider problem). ...
8 vidéos (Total 93 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
8 vidéos
2.2. Strategic vocabulary – some approaches and frameworks7 min
2.3. Challenges to strategic planning8 min
2.4. Some well-known classic schools of strategy12 min
2.5. Theories of M&As (1)15 min
2.6. Theories of M&As (2)11 min
2.7. Free-rider problem – solutions (1)12 min
2.8. Free-rider problem – solutions (2)12 min
3 lectures
2.1. Strategy and M&As10 min
2.2. Theories of M&As10 min
2.3. Small shareholders and tender offers10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
2 (Practice)30 min
2 - M&A strategy and value creation potential in the uncertain worlds
Semaine
3
4 heures pour terminer

Valuation of M&As

Week 3 is devoted to the central topic of the Course – M&A valuation. We start with the analysis of the importance of valuation in the potential value creation. Then we discuss and compare alternative approaches to valuation, paying special attention to free cash flow (FCF) valuation. We analyze major value drivers – profitability, growth, cost of capital etc. and derive general valuation formulas for special cases of no growth, constant and supernormal growth. Then we apply the formulas to analyze value gains/losses in M&A transactions on examples. ...
9 vidéos (Total 94 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
9 vidéos
3.2. Alternative approaches to valuation16 min
3.3. Free cash flow (FCF) valuation10 min
3.4. The general formula8 min
3.5. Some methodology, or how to extract value drivers11 min
3.6. Cost of capital10 min
3.7. Value creation in M&As8 min
3.8. Calculating gains (losses)6 min
3.9. Valuation in the “new economy” – some comments8 min
3 lectures
3.1. M&A valuation (1) – value drivers, approaches, and formulas10 min
3.2. M&A valuation (2) – cost of capital10 min
3.3. M&A valuation (3) – value creation example10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
3 (Practice)30 min
3 - Getting used to value drivers and formulass
Semaine
4
3 heures pour terminer

M&A Financing. LBOs and MBOs

In Week 4 we study M&A financing. Motives, theories, and deal mechanics are fine – but where’s the money? If a transaction is friendly, a stock payment is likely to help. But what if there’s a conflict? Then a lot of cash is needed, and a lot of debt must be issued. One way is issuing junk bonds. We discuss both facts and myths about junk bonds. Then we consider LBO and MBO transactions. First, we analyze how a company may be taken private through heavy borrowing and further gradual debt repayment. We illustrate the mechanics of an LBO/MBO transaction on a detailed example. Finally, comments on a famous LBO case – RJR Nabisco – are provided. ...
7 vidéos (Total 87 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
4.2. Junk bonds (1) – facts12 min
4.3. Junk bonds (2) – legends11 min
4.4. Joint venture as a form of a merger7 min
4.5. LBOs and MBOs (1) – a way of financing11 min
4.6. LBOs and MBOs (2) – an example22 min
4.7. An example of an LBO – the RJR Nabisco case (1988)10 min
2 lectures
4.1. Junk bonds and M&A financing10 min
4.2. LBOs and MBOs10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
4 (Practice)30 min
4 - Junk bonds and LBOs – how investors profit from thems
Semaine
5
4 heures pour terminer

Value-Creating Strategies. Anti-Takeover Defenses. Corporate Governance and Performance. Conclusions – the Relentless Pursuit of Value

Week 5 – the final week of the Course – focuses on the details of value creating strategies. We start with share repurchases and their effect on value. Then we analyze anti-takeover defenses as value creating strategies. We proceed with the discussion of corporate governance. Although in M&As this concept has somewhat narrower meaning, we try to relate the advantages and costs of a well-functioning and efficient corporate governance system to the development of the M&A market. On a specific example we analyze the potentially value-destroying conflicts that may arise from the underdeveloped corporate governance system. Finally, we identify the role of post-transaction merger integration in the creation of value. We provide some conclusions on M&A efficiency and synergy. At the very end, we summarize the Course and the Specialization and briefly discuss the Final Project. ...
11 vidéos (Total 104 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
11 vidéos
5.2. Share repurchases. Fixed-price tender offers14 min
5.3. Anti-takeover defenses (1) – returns to bidders and targets10 min
5.4. Anti-takeover defenses (2) – pre-offer defenses8 min
5.5. Anti-takeover defenses (3) – post-offer defenses9 min
5.6. Corporate governance in the US – an overview18 min
5.7. Corporate governance in other countries – who will pay?9 min
5.8. An example of corporate governance – Russian preferred shares9 min
5.9. Implementation and integration – key to success5 min
5.10. Some conclusions – the relentless pursuit of synergy7 min
5.11. Summary of the Specialization. Overview of the Project5 min
3 lectures
5.1. Share repurchases10 min
5.2. M&A tactics and takeover defenses10 min
5.3. Corporate governance – an overview10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Final Tests
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par HCOct 30th 2018

Very interesting course....there are, very well explained, both the base and advanced concepts of valuing companies....I'll strongly recommend this course....

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Director and Professor of Finance and Strategy
American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc)

À propos de Institut de physique et de technologie de Moscou

Московский физико-технический институт (неофициально известный как МФТИ или Физтех) является одним из самых престижных в мире учебных и научно-исследовательских институтов. Он готовит высококвалифицированных специалистов в области теоретической и прикладной физики, прикладной математики, информатики, биотехнологии и смежных дисциплин. Физтех был основан в 1951 году Нобелевской премии лауреатами Петром Капицей, Николаем Семеновым, Львом Ландау и Сергеем Христиановичем. Основой образования в МФТИ является уникальная «система Физтеха»: кропотливое воспитание и отбор самых талантливых абитуриентов, фундаментальное образование высшего класса и раннее вовлечение студентов в реальную научно-исследовательскую работу. Среди выпускников МФТИ есть Нобелевские лауреаты, основатели всемирно известных компаний, известные космонавты, изобретатели, инженеры....

À propos de American Institute of Business and Economics

The American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc) offers a wide variety of business courses in finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, HR, business law, economics, general management, business psychology, as well as course projects and the Field study. AIBEc provides for flexibility and customization of programs and schedules....

À propos de la Spécialisation Understanding Modern Finance

This Specialization is designed for a wide audience of those interested in finance either professionally or just of curiosity, including managers of different levels specializing in finance, accounting, business planning, strategy, consulting, and project management, IT specialists engaged in the area of finance, fin-tech, big data, and valuation, etc. Through four courses and the final Project, you will cover the theory and practice of capital markets and financial institutions, corporate finance and project valuation, financial and managerial accounting as applied to finance, as well as the M&A market as the ultimate judge of financial efficiency and value creation. The Specialization will prepare you to understand and use the applications of financial ideas, concepts, models, strategies, and tools to build a successful career in finance and in business, as well as to take advantage of opportunities offered by financial markets....
Understanding Modern Finance

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