Business Valuation

A Practical Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions (Updated)

Course Overview:
This program discusses all facets of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) including deciding on terms, key factors to consider, pros and cons, types of arrangements, evaluative criteria, valuation methods, financial effects of the merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and financial analysis of combinations. Also addressed is emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs).



Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:
  • Identify the characteristics of mergers and the different types of mergers.
  • Recognize the benefits of mergers and why certain companies may choose an acquisition strategy.
  • Recognize the definition of due diligence when considering a merger.
  • Specify how different mergers may affect taxation and financial results.
  • Recognize antitrust guidelines used to determine whether certain mergers would be challenged by the Department of Justice.
  • Identify factors relevant to the stock acquisition of another company.
  • Recognize SEC rules regarding mergers.
  • Identify advantages of different methods of financing a merger.
  • Recognize different defensive measures used by target companies.
  • Identify different approaches and techniques for merger valuation.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Basic Accounting

    Speaker / Author:

    Steve Spafford is a CPA with DeltaCPE LLC, a national CPE provider.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Windows or Mac OS

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    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $74.85

    Details

    Course Code : 99DEL06-v2

    Release Date : 03/13/2017
    Expire Date : 03/13/2021
    Credits :
    CPE 3.00
    QAS 3.00

    Length : 2hr 30min
    Course Level : Overview
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Finance

    Theme : Business Valuation

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