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Creating Value Through Mergers & Acquisitions (TWO DAY SEMINAR) (St. Louis)

October 14, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

October 15, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location:

St. Louis Knight Center

Registration Required: Yes

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Seminar Details
PLEASE NOTE:
This is a 2-day seminar and your registration is for both days, October 14-15, 2014.


In this highly competitive marketplace, mergers & acquisitions can allow a firm to execute its strategy and deliver value to shareholders expeditiously. However, the M&A waters are fraught with failures and value destruction.

In this seminar, we will highlight the common pitfalls in such deals, develop best practice techniques for target identification, deal valuation and post-deal integration. We will also describe the latest empirical findings from scientific studies of these kinds of deals and also devote attention to the valuation of privately owned companies.

Topics
  • The role of M&A in executing corporate strategy
  • Effective ways to create value through acquisitions
  • The scientific evidence on M&As, and current trends
  • Best practices of successful acquirers
  • The issue of culture in mergers and what to do about it
  • Financial valuation of targets: different approaches (DCF, multiples, asset-based valuation) and the pros and cons of each method
  • Method of payment in mergers, and the role of earn-outs
  • Private company valuation, including how you decide when to sell and at what price


Topics
  • The role of M&A in executing corporate strategy
  • Effective ways to create value through acquisitions
  • The scientific evidence on M&As, and current trends
  • Best practices of successful acquirers
  • The issue of culture in mergers and what to do about it
  • Financial valuation of targets: different approaches (DCF, multiples, asset-based valuation) and the pros and cons of each method
  • Method of payment in mergers, and the role of earn-outs
  • Private company valuation, including how you decide when to sell and at what price


Benefits
When you have completed this 2-day seminar, you should have:
  • Increased your ability to spot common traps in executing an acquistion
  • Honed your valuation skills and increase the likelihood of not overpaying or underselling
  • Broadened your awareness of the characteristics of both successful and failed deals


Price
$1,500.00

Who Should Attend?
Mid and senior-level managers who are or will be involved in the decision and execution of mergers & acquisitions.


Faculty
Todd Milbourn, Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Anjan Thakor, Senior Associate Dean and John E. Simon Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis


Contacts
Executive Programs, 314-935-9494


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