M&A Theory and Process: A Complete Guide
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M&A Theory and Process: A Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about mergers and acquisitions!
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Created by Ali Ilci
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • LEARN what mergers and acquisitions are
  • UNDERSTAND why companies buy each other
  • LEARN the difference between different type of M&A deals
  • DIFFERENTIATE friendly and hostile takeovers
  • LEARN the strategies to defend against hostile takeover
  • UNDERSTAND how companies buy each other
  • DIFFERENTIATE financial and strategic investors
  • GET a very good understanding of an entire M&A process with every single document executed at each stage of the deal
  • LEARN main responsibilities and duties of analysts/associates at each stage of an M&A transaction
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  • There is absolutely no prerequisite!
  • The course will cover everything from scratch with extensive video explanations.
  • You need to be eager to learn.

About this Course

M&A Theory and Process: A Complete Guide covers the theoretical parts of Become an M&A Analyst: The Complete Skillset series. 

This course offers 22 lectures across 2 sections where mergers and acquisitions and the complete process of a proper M&A deal is explained with 2.5 hours of extensive video content. 

In M&A theory part, we will be covering all the key concepts about mergers and acquisitions by going through some real life examples and case studies.

In M&A Process part, we will be covering all the key points in a proper M&A deal and all the necessary steps to run a successful M&A process with a focus on analyst/associate level tasks and responsibilities.

There is also 17 quiz questions.

What should you expect from this course?

Students/Career Changers

  • You will understand the concept of mergers and acquisitons and be ready to talk in analyst /associate level M&A interviews with confidence
  • You will became very familiar with a real, proper M&A process and learn all necessary steps with every single document executed each stage of a deal

Business Owners/ Entrepreneurs

  • You will get an in-depth knowledge about what it really means to buy or sell a business / asset and how it is actually executed

Who is the target audience?
  • Ambitious undergraduate and masters students - regardless of their major - who want to pursue a career in investment banking / M&A advisory
  • Company executives / owners / entrepreneurs who want to learn about corporate finance and M&A process
Compare to Other Mergers and Acquisitions Courses
Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:07
Section 2: The World of Mergers and Acquisitions
10 Lectures 01:25:05
Introduction to Section 2

What is mergers and acquisitions?

Why do companies buy each other?

What are the main types of mergers and acquisitions?

Friendly vs. hostile takeovers

Defending against hostile takeovers

Case Study - A succesfull hostile takeover

Cash-in vs. cash-out

Financial vs. strategic investors

Section 2 quiz will help you to get a better understanding about the concepts of mergers and acquisitions by letting you practice the information you learned throughout this section!

Section 2 Quiz
9 questions
M&A Process
12 Lectures 01:10:22
Introduction to M&A Process

How the M&A process works


Preparation - Part 1

Preparation - Part 2


Receiving non-binding offers - Part 1

Receiving non-binding offers - Part 2

Due diligence

Binding offers, negotiations and selecting the winner


Section 3 Quiz will help you to get a better understanding of an entire M&A process by letting you to practice what we covered throughout the entire section!

Section 3 Quiz
8 questions
The End
1 Lecture 01:02
The End
About the Instructor
Ali Ilci
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Hi everyone my name is Ali and I am a former M&A analyst and later associate who worked on various M&A deals ranging from thirty million up to over a billion dollars.

I worked on the sell-side and on the buy-side in deals across 8 countries including the UK, the US, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Dubai and Turkey. I have deal experience in various industries including power generation, electricity and natural gas distribution, hospitality, food & beverage and tender process of concession assets such as tool roads, ports and marinas.

I graduated with a degree in economics and finance from a top-tier university in the UK and started my career in a US based Bulge Bracket investment bank and worked at several institutions before I quit advisory business and moved to buy-side. 

Remembering the struggles I had until I made way into investment banking, I decided to create courses like never created before - single stop shops for everything you will ever need to become a star investment banking analysts / associates.

With days and nights (very, very late nights) of hands on experience for more than 6 years, I will teach you all the necessary skills to land a job on and to survive in investment banking!