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LS55DC: CORPORATE FINANCE AND ACQUISITIONS (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


Course Overview

The course will cover: a role play scenario where students will work in groups acting for the purchaser and seller throughout the key stages of an acquisition transaction; drafting preliminary documentation; creation of a company as an acquisition vehicle; financial aspects of the deal; diligence and disclosure; the Share Purchase Agreement; the completion process including a mock completion meeting and post completion matters. Key skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, drafting, negotiation, and transaction based research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Susan Stokeld

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will adopt a transaction based approach to Corporate Finance and Acquisition. The course will cover: a role play scenario where students will work in groups acting for the purchaser and seller throughout the key stages of an acquisition transaction; drafting preliminary documentation; creation of a company as an acquisition vehicle; financial aspects of the deal; diligence and disclosure; the Share Purchase Agreement; the completion process including a mock completion meeting and post completion matters. Key skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, drafting, negotiation, and transaction based research.

Further Information & Notes

The course is only open to students taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

42 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

The assessment consists of 7 discrete elements (2 of which are group assessments), including participation and professionalism (pass/fail). Students must pass all 7 elements of assessment to pass the course and the final mark awarded for the course will be based on the marks obtained in the first 6 elements of assessment. Resit: students are able to resit elements 1-6 of the assessment

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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