Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Spring 2015 Seminar
Meets: W 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Lewis Room 102
2 classroom credits

Research and writing seminar on advanced topics in M&A. Grade to be based on an original research paper on topic to be approved by professor. Fall semester will be spent reading and discussing existing research on a number of topics (hostile takeovers and defenses; short-termism and activist investors; risk-allocation and earn-outs; dispute management and arbitration; shareholder litigation and forum bylaws; deal structure and currency; post-merger integration; non-financial factors affecting pricing; etc.). Spring semester will be spent on student papers and presentations.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance .