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Mergers & Acquisitions Live Certificate Course

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About Course

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in India have reached unprecedented levels, with numerous companies participating in more transactions than ever. The banking and financial services, IT & ITES, fintech, energy, and natural resources sectors led the M&A scene in both deal volume and value. A highlight in this thriving M&A market was the landmark merger of HDFC with HDFC Bank, marking a new record with a deal worth USD 57 billion, the largest in India’s corporate history.

In order to grow and widen the production and service areas of a business, a company enters into mergers and acquisitions contract. By joining forces a business increases its market share, reduces competition, access to larger market etc.Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a general term used to describe the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions. In this growing competitive market businesses are in need of lawyers and other professionals who are acquainted with knowledge of M&A transactions.

Mergers and acquisitions play a crucial role in corporate strategy, enabling companies to achieve growth, expand into new markets, and enhance competitive advantage. Understanding the intricacies of M&A transactions is essential for professionals involved in finance, law, business development, and strategic management.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the M&A process, from initial strategy and target identification to deal execution and post-merger integration.
  • Explore the legal, financial, and regulatory frameworks governing M&A transactions in India.
  • Analyze case studies of significant M&A deals, with a focus on the factors driving their success or failure.
  • Develop practical skills in valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and deal structuring.
  • Understand the impact of M&A on stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, and customers.

For Whom?

This course is suitable for all law students, lawyers , Business enthusiast, Corporate advisories as well as MBA students, as knowledge about M&A will help them in entering effective M&A contracts and saving their company from hostile acquisitions.

Duration –15 Days

Timing- 8:30 to 9:30PM

What You’ll be Learning?

Module 1: Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Overview of M&A
  • Types of M&A (horizontal, vertical, conglomerate)
  • Historical evolution and trends in M&A
  • Key drivers of M&A activity


Module 2: Legal Frameworks and Regulatory Environment

  • Indian legal framework governing M&A (Companies Act, SEBI regulations, Competition Act)
  • International legal frameworks (US, EU)
  • Role of regulatory bodies (SEBI, CCI)
  • Compliance requirements and due diligence


Module 3: Strategic Considerations in M&A

  • Strategic rationale for M&A
  • Identifying target companies
  • Synergies and value creation
  • Strategic fit and alignment


Module 4: Financial Considerations in M&A

  • Valuation techniques (DCF, comparables, precedent transactions)
  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Financing M&A transactions (equity, debt, hybrid instruments)
  • Tax implications of M&A


Module 5: The M&A Process

  • Steps in the M&A process (preliminary assessment, due diligence, negotiation, closing)
  • Confidentiality agreements and letters of intent
  • Due diligence (financial, legal, operational)
  • Negotiation strategies and tactics


Module 6: Drafting and Negotiating M&A Agreements

  • Key components of M&A agreements (SPA, APA, merger agreement)
  • Representations and warranties
  • Indemnities and covenants
  • Conditions precedent and subsequent
  • Closing mechanisms and post-closing adjustments


Module 7: Role of Stakeholders in M&A

  • Role of legal advisors, investment bankers, and financial advisors
  • Responsibilities of the board of directors
  • Shareholder considerations and approvals
  • Employee and labor issues


Module 8: Post-Merger Integration

  • Planning for integration
  • Cultural and organizational integration
  • Integration of operations and systems
  • Managing post-merger challenges


Module 9: Case Studies and Practical Insights

  • Analysis of landmark M&A transactions in India and globally
  • Lessons learned from successful and failed M&A deals
  • Practical insights from industry experts

Get Internship Opportunity at the end of the course

Who will be conducting this course?

Get ready to learn from the best! This course will be led by Nayantara Anjana Devaya , Managing Partner at Catkin Legal. Nayantara is a graduate of Harvard and Symbiosis and has over 13 years of experience and specializes in Corporate & Commercial, Fund Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Dispute Resolution and Mergers & Acquisitions and Information Security Privacy Law and Cyber Risk etc. She brings a wealth of real-world experience to the table. She’ll break down complex concepts into easy-to-understand lessons and give you practical tips to boost your negotiation skills.

Course Delivery:
This course will be delivered through a combination of live online classes, interactive discussions, case studies, practical exercises, and face to face feedback lectures. Participants will have access to course materials, resources, and a dedicated online platform for collaboration and communication.

Participants will be assessed through quizzes, assignments, participation in discussions, and the successful completion of the final project.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion, acknowledging their proficiency in real estate agreement drafting.

Duration- 15 days

Starting-25th June,2024

Timing-8:30 to 9:30PM

Perk-Get Internship at the end

What You’ll be getting?

  • Ebooks,
  • Sample Drafts
  • Recordings for future reference
  • Face to face feedback
  • Course certificate

Registration Process:

To register kindly make the payment first. Add course to cart and fill up the registration form. In case of any doubt or to enquire about applicable discounts contact us at 6204801978.

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