Mergers and Acquistions

Price: $163.3

CPE Credits: 19.0

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Course Number: FIMERGSB

mergers acquistions

Description:
Mergers & Acquisitions describes all of the steps in the acquisition process, with an emphasis on strategy, valuation, synergies, due diligence, integration, and acquisition accounting.
Table of Contents

Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.

Level: Overview.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

AuthorSteven Bragg, CPA

Publication: August 2013
Update: January 2018

Format: PDF
Pages: 309

Passing Grade: 70%

Exam Policies: Exam may be retaken. Course must be completed within one year of purchase.

CPE Sponsor Info : NASBA/QAS #109234. Click here to view specific state approvals.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • • Cite the types of acquisition strategies that companies engage in.
    • Note the players involved and documents used in the acquisition process.
    • Identify the laws and regulations under which the government reviews proposed acquisi-tions.
    • State the activities that can be engaged in to prepare a business for sale, as well as the reasons for selling.
    • Note the problems and advantages of data rooms.
    • Cite the different types of acquisition valuation methods, the variability of their results, and why a detailed valuation is of such interest to the seller’s board of directors.
    • Recognize the reasons why identified synergies are not shared with the seller.
    • Identify the techniques available for acquiring a target business with a hostile takeover, and the defenses that may be raised against it.
    • State the areas in which due diligence should be conducted on a target company, the specific tasks to be completed, and the impact of due diligence costs on small acquisitions.
    • Cite the advantages and disadvantages of paying for an acquisition with stock, debt, or cash from the perspectives of the acquirer and seller.
    • Identify the legal structures used in an acquisition, and why they are used.
    • Recognize the uses of the documents and clauses required to enter into and close an acquisition.
    • State the role of the integration team, and the areas in which it is most likely to take steps to integrate the operations of the acquirer and acquiree.
    • Note the accounting required for an acquisition transaction under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • Recognize the useful economic life concept.
    • Describe the carrying amount concept.
    • Identify the responsibilities and fee structures of the various acquisition specialists.
    • State the merits and shortfalls of reverse mergers, and how a reverse merger transaction works.
    • Note the required notification period to the SEC when a reverse merger occurs.
    • Recall the concept of the shareholder of record.

Description:
Mergers & Acquisitions describes all of the steps in the acquisition process, with an emphasis on strategy, valuation, synergies, due diligence, integration, and acquisition accounting.
Table of Contents

Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.

Level: Overview.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

AuthorSteven Bragg, CPA

Publication: August 2013
Update: January 2018

Format: PDF
Pages: 309

Passing Grade: 70%

Exam Policies: Exam may be retaken. Course must be completed within one year of purchase.

CPE Sponsor Info : NASBA/QAS #109234. Click here to view specific state approvals.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • • Cite the types of acquisition strategies that companies engage in.
    • Note the players involved and documents used in the acquisition process.
    • Identify the laws and regulations under which the government reviews proposed acquisi-tions.
    • State the activities that can be engaged in to prepare a business for sale, as well as the reasons for selling.
    • Note the problems and advantages of data rooms.
    • Cite the different types of acquisition valuation methods, the variability of their results, and why a detailed valuation is of such interest to the seller’s board of directors.
    • Recognize the reasons why identified synergies are not shared with the seller.
    • Identify the techniques available for acquiring a target business with a hostile takeover, and the defenses that may be raised against it.
    • State the areas in which due diligence should be conducted on a target company, the specific tasks to be completed, and the impact of due diligence costs on small acquisitions.
    • Cite the advantages and disadvantages of paying for an acquisition with stock, debt, or cash from the perspectives of the acquirer and seller.
    • Identify the legal structures used in an acquisition, and why they are used.
    • Recognize the uses of the documents and clauses required to enter into and close an acquisition.
    • State the role of the integration team, and the areas in which it is most likely to take steps to integrate the operations of the acquirer and acquiree.
    • Note the accounting required for an acquisition transaction under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • Recognize the useful economic life concept.
    • Describe the carrying amount concept.
    • Identify the responsibilities and fee structures of the various acquisition specialists.
    • State the merits and shortfalls of reverse mergers, and how a reverse merger transaction works.
    • Note the required notification period to the SEC when a reverse merger occurs.
    • Recall the concept of the shareholder of record.
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