336.01 A Practical Introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions
This two-credit course will consider and analyze corporate mergers and acquisitions and the process of initiating and completing a corporate acquisition. Topics covered will include the structures commonly used in M&A transactions (and the factors affecting choice of deal structure); strategies employed by the acquiring party and the target firm in negotiating an acquisition and the differing roles played by the various parties involved in a transaction; the different types of agreements and other documents an attorney will encounter and negotiate over the course of a transaction; the critical role of information in M&A deals; conducting due diligence; the elements, structure and key terms of a typical acquisition agreement; the roles and responsibilities of management, Boards of Directors and shareholders in connection with transactions; securities laws affecting transactions; an introduction to private equity M&A; acquisition financing; and getting the transaction to closing.
Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information
Law 210 Business Association is a prerequisite. International LLMs may be permitted to take Law 336 Mergers & Acquisitions if concurrently enrolled in Law 210 Business Associations.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor|
|Caroline Bergman Gottschalk|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-336-01-Sp23|
|Email list: LAW-336-01-Sp23@sakai.duke.edu|
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - JD-LLM-LE
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