15.445 Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity
Discusses a wide range of topics in corporate mergers and buyout transactions. Covers the mergers and acquisitions market, including classic merger agreements, tax inversions, sale auctions, and hostile takeover law and strategy. Also touches on activist investing and shareholder contests for corporate control. Studies how private equity firms operate and how leveraged buyouts are structured, financed, and valued. Provides opportunity for group work, both in and out of class. Meets with 15.4451 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria for graduate students will differ from those of undergraduates; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.
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 Mondays and Wednesdays in E62-223.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
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