Identifying Opportunities and Pitfalls
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Workshop on Mergers and Acquisitions
What makes a merger succeed or fail? What are the tools and techniques of valuation for M&A, and how can cash flow analysis be used to help structure acquisition financing? Why are financial and business restructuring essential components of post-merger success?
About this Workshop
In today's uncertain Asian economic environment, managers often face decisions concerning the acquisition or divestiture of companies and business units. This is a two-day workshop focussing on the role of mergers and acquisitions in developing competitive advantage and shareholder value. Why do mergers that looked great on paper fail in reality? How does one value companies acquiring, or being acquired? What is the best negotiation strategy? What does it take to make "synergy" come to life? How can a merger be financed in such a way as to retain the merged entity's flexibility? When do leveraged buy-outs make sense? Using real-world case studies and hands-on applications, the course introduces the key principles and techniques of successful mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
executives or professionals whose career advancement or security is
tied to the ability to identify, execute, and implement a successful
acquisition strategy. Executives with strategic or financial
responsibilities and the bankers and lawyers who support them will gain
a critical understanding of the elements of mergers and acquisitions
that create "winners" and "losers" among corporate buyers
Dr. Ian Giddy , a finance professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, has taught finance at NYU, Columbia, Wharton, Chicago and in 30+ countries abroad for the past two decades. He was Director of International Fixed Income Research at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1986 to 1989. The author of more than fifty articles on international finance, he has served at the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury and has been a consultant with numerous corporations and financial institutions in the U.S. and abroad. As a banker and consultant he has been involved in the growth of the M&A market in the USA, Europe and Asia. He is the author or co-author of The International Money Market,, Cases in International Finance , Global Financial Markets, Asset Securitization in Asia and The Hudson River Watertrail Guide.
Your restructuring course was without a doubt the most engaging and useful course I have or expect to have taken ... Your sessions were exceptionally well prepared and your idea of having groups play the parts of conflicting parties to negotiate a resolution was particularly instructive.
- Corporate participant, USA
Thank you for a great learning experience!
- Swiss banker
Participants will be provided with a comprenesive package of merger-related materials, including copies of the instructor's presentations, valuation spreadsheets, case studies, and sample docuimentation.
Donald DePamphilis, Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Restructuring Activities (Academic Press)
Valuing a Business