FM407E Half Unit
Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Vicente Cuñat
This course is available on the MSc in Finance (part-time). This course is not available as an outside option.
Students must have completed FM422E and FM423E.
- Financial Analysis of Firms and Corporate Transactions
- Mergers, Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts
- Distress, Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring
This course covers advanced topics in Corporate Finance. It focuses on the strategy, valuation and execution of corporate deals. In particular, the first part of the course covers mergers, divestitures, partial-divestitures (e.g. equity carve outs) and leveraged buyouts. The second part of the course provides a framework of analysis for the resolution of financial distress and bankruptcy. Each of the topics introduced in this course covers both institutional details and results of relevant academic research. It is furthermore supported by case studies.
30 hours of lectures in the LT.
This course is taught in the interactive lecturing format. There is no distinction between lectures and classes/seminars; there are “sessions” only, and the pedagogical approach in each session is interactive.
Regular courseworks will be completed, handed in and marked as part of formative assessment for this course.
A course pack will be distributed that includes case studies as well as additional readings such as textbook chapters, and practitioner articles.
Continuous assessment (100%) in the LT.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 17
Average class size 2020/21: 18
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills