Course Brief

The aim of this course is to give you a strong understanding of the topic of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), from an applied perspective, while developing your critical thinking and reflection abilities.

On completion of the course, students will be able to understand the factors underlying the waves of mergers and acquisitions, the strategic reasons underpinning takeover activities, the role of takeovers in corporate governance, the way deals are structured, the pricing of targets, and the conditions of success for a takeover. 

Specifically, the course proposes the following learning outcomes.

  1. Understand and reflect on the role of M&A in the global financial system. 
  2. Appraise the importance of takeover activities for firms, as an opportunity to deploy strategies, but also as a threat motivating specific governance schemes. 
  3. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex business problems and propose merger and/or acquisition project-based solutions.
  4. Critically evaluate and value a target and/or partner and execute all necessary due diligence.
  5. Implement the merger and/or acquisition plan, manage change and successfully achieve project-based objectives.

  • 30-45 Contact Hours

Topics covered
 
  • An Introduction to mergers and acquisitions
  • The rational of M&As
  • Takeover threat and corporate governance 
  • Business planning and strategies
  • Implementation of an M&A
  • Valuation with discounted cash flows
  • Valuation with alternative approaches
  • Financing M&A
  • M&A and private equity
  • Post M&A integration
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    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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    About Heriot-Watt University

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    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

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