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MFIN 6622 Mergers & Acquisitions (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will review the merger & acquisition process from the perspective of buyers and sellers of both private and public companies. Placing emphasis on the valuation of companies as well as the analysis of non-financial factors, the course will endeavor to provide the participants with a practical approach to analyzing and advising clients on the positive and negative aspects of an M&A transaction. Additional topics will include understanding the use of leverage, transaction structure, due diligence, and the concept of fairness. The class will be a combination of lectures and case studies presented in class by the participants.

Instructor(s): Paul Marcus

Prerequisites: MFIN1127, MFIN1151 undergraduate; MFIN7704 graduate. Undergraduate students seeking enrollment in a 6000-level course require department permission.

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Comments: Paul Marcus is a Managing Director in the Boston office of Duff & Phelps, and is part of the Dispute and Legal Management Consulting Practice. Paul has over 25 years of experience in advising clients in commercial disputes or litigation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, security and business valuation, solvency analysis, investment decision making, performing independent fundamental research and due diligence, strategic planning and financial analysis, raising and providing capital, originating, structuring, and negotiating complex financial transactions.

Last Updated: 13-Feb-14