The Mechanics of Mergers & Acquisitions Distance Learning CourseIFF - International Faculty of Finance
The Mechanics of Mergers & Acquisitions
This course teaches you why most mergers fail to create value for the acquirer and what actions you can take to avoid this happening. Our industry expert, Roger Mills will teach you the principles of acquisition financing and you will become confident in the different financial instruments that can be used to finance mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, you will finish the course with the ability to recognise how mergers and acquisitions may differ between the different types of acquirer e.g. public vs private.
Suitability - Who should attend?
The course has been developed by practitioners for practitioners, and is taught by one of the world’s most sought after consultants. It is the only M&A course delivered exclusively online via distance learning.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
At the end of each unit there is an assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding. For those wishing to receive a Postgraduate Certificate from Middlesex University (subject to validation), an additional marked assignment of 5000 words will also need to be submitted. The assignment will be based on an on-going case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.
This training course is designed to cover the following topics:
- Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
- Unit 2 – Valuation
- Unit 3 – Synergy and Control Benefits
- Unit 4 – Due Diligence
- Unit 5 – Financing
- Unit 6 – Private Equity M&A
- Unit 7 – Integration and Building Value
- Unit 8 – Negotiation
About the Course Trainer
Professor Dr Roger W. Mills
PhD, MSc, BTech (Hons), Cert Ed, MColl, FCMA, FCIS, FCT
Roger Mills is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading. For more than 20 years, he was Professor of Finance and Accounting at Henley Management College, now Henley Business School and, subsequently, a Professor Dr in the VU University, Amsterdam. During this time, he supervised numerous doctoral and masters level students and he also wrote numerous articles and authored many books.
Roger has a unique blend of academic and business experience. From his academic studies, all undertaken part-time whilst working, he has a PhD in Finance, a Masters in Management Studies (MBA) and a first degree in Psychology, Sociology and Economics. During the professional part of his career he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, Company Secretary and Corporate Treasurer. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Currently, he is the CEO of his own group of companies and an advisor to a number of organisations at board level.
As a private equity investor Roger was a founding member of a technology start-up that secured a successful AIM listing on the London Stock Exchange for a dotcom company in the late 1990’s. This listed company went on to acquire a number of businesses to refocus its activities before being acquired by a private equity player. He has also been involved in advising a number of technology companies, including start-ups.
Roger has consulted to numerous non-financial companies and organisations in many countries around the World. He has also worked extensively with major banks and financial institutions, in corporate and investment banking (including private equity and venture capital). Roger has also developed and delivered tailored in-house workshops on private equity, mezzanine finance, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions across Europe, in the Middle East, China, Asia, South America and in the US for a wide range of banks, for-profit private equity organisations, development banks and sovereign funds. Roger’s courses have a strong emphasis on linking theory with real-life practical insights from over 35 years of real experience. To ensure that the material is taught and understood effectively, it is delivered in clear, easily- understood units with a strong emphasis on the private equity toolkit and its practical application.
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