Spring 2013 MBA Course

B9377-010: Master Class in Mergers & Acquisitions

M - Full Term, 05:45PM to 09:00PM

Location: URI 329

Instructor: Charles Calomiris; Donna Hitscherich

Prerequisite(s): B8301 B9301

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This course seeks to analyze M&A deals from multiple perspectives: (1) economic logic, including the synergies between targets and acquirors and their respective bargaining power, and the logic of the mode of sale chosen (broad based auction  or privately negotiated sale, deal protection mechanisms (including contractual such as go-shop and no-shop as well as financial such as termination fees and management employment contracts pre- and post-merger), (2)  financial value, (3) legal risks related to litigation and regulation, and (4) the roles of investment bankers and other consultants as information intermediaries.




Charles Calomiris

Curriculum DirectorCharles Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. Professor Calomiris is a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee, the Financial Economists Roundtable, and the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of...

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Donna Hitscherich

DirectorProfessor Hitscherich joined the School as an adjunct faculty member in 1992. She currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Business for Finance and Economics and as Director of the Private Equity Program. Professor Hitscherich's courses include Corporate Finance and the elective courses Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Advanced Corporate Finance. She teaches both in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. In...

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