15.445 Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity
Using case examples, covers classic stock and cash mergers; minority squeeze-outs; tax inversions; company sale process and auction design; hostile takeover law and strategy; the structuring, financing and valuation of leveraged buyouts; the structure, history and returns of private equity buyout funds; publicly traded private equity firms; blank-check companies; and a variety of other topics on M&A and leveraged buyouts. Provides an opportunity for group work, both in and out of class, including a full-term student project involving the mock sale of a company. Meets with 15.4451 when offered concurrently. Consult the syllabus for expectations and evaluation criteria.
15.445 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by N. Gregory.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E51-315.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
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