15.4451 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Private Equity


Class Info

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 15.445 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, 15.414, and 15.415 as prerequisites.

15.4451 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. Gregory.

Lecture occurs 8:30 PM to 10:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E62-223.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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