Overview of an M&A Transaction
This class introduces participants to the concept of M&A in broad terms. It starts by examining what constitutes an M&A transaction and what drives typical M&A deals. The instructor will use examples of recent M&A deals to illustrate these concepts. The class then moves on to the practical aspects of identifying and differentiating between the different structural alternatives available for an M&A transaction, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each in a given context, including corporate, tax, liability, and other considerations.
Learn big-picture M&A concepts such as typical deal structures (SPA, APA, Merger) and key criteria for selecting a structure (including corporate, tax, and liability issues), then apply your new knowledge to real-world scenarios by drafting a client memo for a proposed transaction.
This class is suitable for attorneys at any level who have a general interest in M&A but have not had extensive practical experience in this practice area.
Upon completion of this Master Class, participants are able to:
- Identify and differentiate between structural alternatives for an M&A transaction
- Articulate the considerations in selecting a structure for a given transaction
- Apply these considerations to determine appropriate structure in context
Participants will prepare a brief memo to the client outlining the available structural alternatives for a proposed acquisition and briefly summarizing the relevant considerations. Participants then apply these considerations to recommend a structure for the client, given the circumstances provided.
2 CLE Credits is available for each course.
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Step 1: Learn
Learn at your own pace, absorbing lessons in short, easily digested segments led by experienced practitioners.
Step 2: Do
Apply what you've learned to solve real-world client scenarios, using transaction documents derived from actual deals.
Step 3: Review
Deepen your learning in virtual review sessions with an experienced practitioner. Review model answers and ask questions.
Instructors Who Practice What They Teach
x-Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
x-White & Case; x-Orrick
x-Baker McKenzie; x-White & Case
Global Head of Tech Transactions, Uber; x-Disney; x-O’Melveny; x-Weil Gotshal
Head of Experiential Learning, AltaClaro; x-Akin Gump; x-Clifford Chance
x-Sidley; x-Allen & Overy
x-Weil Gotshal; x-Cadwalader
x-Baker McKenzie, x-Morrison & Foerster
Partner, Waldrep Wall
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