Mergers and Acquisitions Advanced Module: Diploma Program in Corporate Finance
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June 27, 2020
Few financial events attract headlines quite the way a protracted battle for control of a large firm does. Events in the recent past, for example, heralding the possible change in the ownership control of the largest electricity retailer in the country spawned varied reactions as well as speculations — both favorable and unfavorable — from investors and stock market players and analysts on the potential outcome of the transaction, sending the firm's stock price to a rollercoaster ride for weeks.
What motivated the previous owners to give up control of the firm in favor of a particular investor vs. another was an issue that created a big stir in the market. How the transaction would impact the acquiring firm's balance sheet elicited a similar market reaction.
These and other crucial issues/questions underlying business mergers and acquisitions will be discussed in this module. Participants gain a sound appreciation and better understanding of, among other things, the motivations behind these activities, the procedures that make mergers and acquisitions work, and the importance of making a thorough analysis before finalizing merger and acquisition arrangements. The mechanics of leveraged buyouts as a structured form of financing acquisitions will also be discussed.
Who should attend
This module is highly recommended for investment bankers, business professionals, consultants and entrepreneurs, and other finance practitioners involved, one way or another, in using business acquisitions as a way to create value. Those familiar with or have adequate working knowledge of company valuations, investment banking, and basic business mathematics and statistics will find this module most meaningful and beneficial.
Successful completion of this module enables the participants to:
- Understand why a business acquisition can be analyzed as a complex form of capital investment;
- Discuss the motives for acquiring/merging businesses;
- Explain why diversification, enhanced earnings per share, and financial synergy are questionable motives for merging;
- Describe how a merger (or stock-for-stock acquisition), a purchase of stock and a purchase of assets differ;
- Estimate the value of a potential acquisition using the comparative analysis, weighted average cost of capital, and adjusted present value approaches;
- Appreciate the significance of paying for an acquisition with common stock;
- Explain and illustrate the defensive tactics target firms employ to forestall unwanted suitors from acquiring their firms; and
- Discuss leveraged buyouts and how these differ from other forms of business acquisitions.
The course, which employs lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, and practical application exercises, covers the following areas:
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy
- History of Mergers and Acquisitions and Motivations
- The Mergers and Acquisition Process and Associated Documents
- The Search
- Pitch or Approach
- The Courtship / Mating Season
- Formalizing the Transaction
- IV. Introduction to Valuation
- V.Specific Issues Relating to Valuation Approaches
- Asset Valuation
- Discounted Cash Flow
- Relative Valuation
- Contingent Claims or Options Theory
MS. IMELDA CENIZA TIONGSON is the President of a multi-billion ING-formed Special Purpose Vehicle company OPAL Portfolio Investments (SPV-AMC) Inc. Her expertise ranges from turning around businesses, corporate banking, to fund-raising. Started as a traditional banker spanning 22 years of experience with National Australia Bank and Philippine National Bank. She is also a Governance advocate holding various positions in several organizations - Trustee of Institute of Corporate Directors, Trustee Center for School Governance, Trustee and Governance head of Fintech Phil Association and member and Vice Chair of Governance of the Management Association of the Philippines.
ATTY. MARK S. GORRICETA is the Managing Partner and head of the Corporate Group of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra. He is a well-recognized expert in the fields of Capital Markets, Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Technology Law. His experience is built on securities offerings, restructuring, and cross-border acquisitions.