Mergers and Acquisitions (FINC3013)

UNIT OF STUDY

Mergers and acquisitions are a fundamental component of the corporate landscape. Students enrolling in this unit will study the economic and strategic drivers of corporate restructuring activity and their use in the design and analysis of restructuring transactions; evaluate the outcomes from restructuring transactions, both the theory based explanations and the empirical tests of the theories; learn to identify and value synergies in a restructuring transaction using  several valuation methods; develop a detailed understanding of the design and economic impacts of deal structures used to effect corporate restructuring transactions; and analyse the process of merger arbitrage and its contribution to the outcome of restructuring transactions. This unit will, where possible, integrate learning outcomes in an academic and applied context, and develop an appreciation of the regulatory environment for restructuring transactions and the impact of these regulations on the process and outcomes of restructuring transactions.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week; Additional workshops as required.

Assessment

Mid-semester exam (20%), individual case analysis (10%), group case study written (15%), group case study presentation (5%), and final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)

Prohibitions

FINC3003

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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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