Spring 2014 MBA Course

B8329-001: Credit Markets & Leverage Buy Outs

W - Full Term, 10:45AM to 02:00PM

Location: URI 140

Instructor: Margaret Cannella

Corequisite(s): B8306

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The course looks at leveraged buy-outs from the vantage point of financial sponsors, the credit markets and fixed income investors as it prepares you to play a role in any of these capacities upon graduation.  It will enable you to address – through casework - the fundamental question of how value is created in leveraged transactions in different credit market conditions, using different financing structures that facilitate different investment rationales.  This syllabus provides you four things: 1) a course outline; 2) course policies and procedures; 3) a description of the mid-term examination and final project and 4) a description of the weekly assignments.


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Margaret Cannella

Administrative DirectorMargaret Cannella is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching a seminar she developed entitled "Credit Markets and Leveraged Buy-Outs: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly," and a block week course "From Feast to Famine and Back Again: Investing in the Credit Markets 2004 to 2014." She is also responsible for the Private Equity Fellows Program. Margaret is a corporate board member of Advance Pierre Foods...

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