15.4451 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Private Equity

Class Info

Uses case studies to explore the financial aspects of a wide range of corporate mergers and buyout transactions: classic stock and cash mergers; minority squeeze-outs; 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; and more. Includes guest lectures on the practices and tools used in private equity and M&A. Students participate in group work, both in and out of class, including a full-term project involving the mock sale of a company. Meets with 15.445 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria for graduate students will differ from those of undergraduates; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

This class has 15.501 as a prerequisite. This class has 15.418 as a corequisite.

15.4451 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). 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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