The module aims at providing theoretical and applied insights into the field of corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructuring from an international perspective. Across the globe, mergers and acquisitions are reshaping the corporate and competitive landscape. Despite decades of practice and research, many mergers and acquisitions (M&A) findings remain questioned and inconclusive.
During the module the student will explore the strategic and financial logic of these transactions as well as the main financial engineering techniques employed especially for firm valuation using comparables/valuation multiples, business plan and financial model, estimating free cash-flow, adjusting the WACC for leverage change, among others.
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:
For information see §17.
|Name of exam||Mergers and Acquisitions|
|Type of exam|
Written and oral examIndividual examination.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Virksomhedsfusioner og virksomhedsovertagelser|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Business Economics|
|Department||AAU Business School|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Social Sciences|